A Stronghold


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



  1. My Pastor just preached a message on this…leaving prayer as a last resort…!
    Especially when it comes to a physical problem…people tend to rely on doctors first….medicine…etc, and then when that all fail, then they go to GOD…you are right in saying it’s a backwards way of acting.
    GOD must be first…in everything!
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

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