Prayer can be a subject often taken for granted. The application to how we draw closer to God, grow spiritually, or endure trials is often just to pray more.
I am not trying to downplay the importance or use of prayer. In fact, I believe it is one of the most powerful, unused, tools in the Christian arsenal.
We have listened to and probably led numerous prayers.
What is prayer? How should we pray? Why do we pray? Does prayer really influence God?
The book of James emphasizes prayer. Seven times in the last eight verses of the book, James uses prayer.
Several controversial issues could be discussed from this section. However, this is not our purpose.
Three keys to spiritual leadership rise to the top.
1) Elders are identified as righteous men who are to pray.
2) The working prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
3) Turning sinners from their error will save them.
Leading people to salvation must be at the heart of a righteous leaders’ prayer.