And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven. —James 5:15

Any of God’s children, filled with the Holy Ghost, can pray with the sick, anointing with oil in the name of the Lord. You can rely upon it: the person will be raised up.

You can pray for and anoint the sick without any special gift. Pray for one another. People may die before help can reach them. Call in the neighbors, and unite in prayer. If there has been any backbiting confess it.

The prayer of faith is effectual, and availeth much. If you cannot get anyone with a special gift, pray for each other. I know many people who have not had a doctor in the family. Parents pray for the children, and children pray for the parents. Little ones who can hardly talk will pray, and the sick are raised up.

Pray one for another. Wherever you are Jesus is. He is the healer and also the baptizer. He gives the resurrection life. Many today are wonderfully healed while alone with God. God is moving in a marvelous way. We must exercise faith and obedience.

Lord, teach me effectual prayer. Amen.

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