In this world, we are in great need of help from the Lord. Communion with God through prayer is the most powerful resource that a follower of Jesus has. The results are often greater than we ever thought possible. Sometimes prayer is done after all else has failed, as a last resort. This is backwards 🙂 Prayer should come first. Since God’s power is infinitely greater than our own, it only makes sense to rely on it-especially because He encourages us to do so.
Portions of commentary from The One Year NIV Devotional, NT, November 19, notes for James 5:13-20