James 5:13-16 Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up, and if has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
We are called to pray. EXPECTING God to hear and answer is a critical part of effective prayer. Praying with expectancy in our hearts tells God we truly believe He will do what we are asking.
A passing thought isn’t focused prayer. Take the time (literally STOP whatever you are doing, taking a few seconds out of your day) to get quiet and focus on the un-matchable, incredible power of Our Lord.
Please take a few minutes today and offer a focused prayer for greater expectation in the hearts of all believers. Let’s see what the Lord is willing to do in our church and in our lives!