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Everyone needs someone to pray for them.
Remember James Ch 5v13 The Prayer of Faith.
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Let us look at this prayer in more depth
Let us see what
YOU MY
 friend can get out of it.

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16).
I’m sure you’re familiar with this verse of Scripture. You’ve read it often.
You may even have it memorized. 
Yet, this verse seems far from daily reality,
especially concerning your prayer life and mine.

I’m sure, that like me, you’ve been a little bit intimidated by this verse of Scripture.
It’s a powerful verse – an amazing promise. But, my prayers “avail” much?
Me, a “righteous” man?

It seems beyond me – out of my reach. I’ve often struggled with this verse and my
prayer life.
Maybe you have too. Maybe you’re discouraged in your prayer life.
You pray but your praying doesn’t seem to 
live up to what James 5:16 says it can be.
You don’t feel like your prayers avail much. 
Yet, God has given this promise to His people.God gives it to us to encourage us and to motivate us to pray.
It’s important not to divorce this verse from its context. When you see it in its context,
it speaks to every genuine believer. It offers a life of prayer beyond what we can imagine. 
James 5:17-18 says, “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, 
and the earth brought forth her fruit.
God gives us the promise in James 5:16 and then offers the example in James
5:17-18. 
He provides us with a flesh and blood example of James 5:16. God shows us that we can pray with great power and effectiveness.
This kind of praying is not beyond us. God gives us James5:16 to deal with our discouragement and to strengthen our faith.
In order to appropriate the promise of James 5:16, we need to see the following truths.
These truths will help us to understand how the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
The Person
James 5:17-18 refers to the praying of the prophet Elijah. James reminds us of the time when Elijah prayed for drought in Israel
and then relief from that drought. He prayed first for drought and it did not rain in Israel for three years and six months.
He then prayed for rain after the drought and God sent abundant rain.
As amazing as these events were, the focus of these verses is Elijah.

These were miracles of God. However, perhaps the greatest miracle was God’s use of Elijah. God used these prayers of Elijah to bring about miraculous works.
Elijah prayed with power and effectiveness.

Think about that friends.
A man prayed to God to stop the rain from falling.

And God switched off the rain for three years and six months because a man asked Him to. What a mighty God the God of Heaven.

Can God solve YOUR problem or remove YOUR mountain? Of course, He can

Be Encouraged Friend. One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah Ch 32v27
Behold, I am the LORDthe God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?

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