Scripture for healing

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed”
(James 5:16, NIV)

Let us remember to pray for one another so that the power of prayer will come our way.

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13 thoughts on “Scripture for healing

  1. In the Book of Job, it says that “the LORD turned the captivity of Job, WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

    (i) He delivered him out of the affliction he was in.

    Wesley’s Notes

    JOB 42:10 Captivity – All his bodily distempers were thoroughly healed, and probably in a moment. His mind was calmed, his peace returned, and the consolations of God were not small with him. Prayed – Whereby he manifests his obedience to God and his true love to them.
    So not only does the Lord will to heal those for whom we pray but…we ourselves may be healed with we confess our sins to one another and pray for one another.

  2. When we are in sin we are not whole, we are unhealthy spiritually. I think this scripture from Psalm 32:3-5 lets us know that sin affects us physically as well…it takes its toll on us mentally, spiritually and physically.
    “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Selah .Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD “—and you forgave the guilt of my sin.”

    I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    James 5:16 is very encouraging to know we can help others get whole through prayer.

  3. Solomon with his great wisdom gives us a glimpse of wholeness (healing) in Proverbs I….”proverbs will give insight to the simple,
    knowledge and discernment to the young.

    Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.
    Let those with understanding receive guidance
    by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables,
    the words of the wise and their riddles.

    Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

    I love the fact that with the study and disciplines of proverbs that even the simple can attain what is needful for living life says the wisdom of Solomon.

  4. I love that, too, that the Lord has given us His Word for life and godliness. However, much of the problem stems from the fact that even though the Lord has given us wisdom from the Book of Proverbs, and even as many of us read and study the wonderful guidelines to righteous living, yet we do not DO what Proverbs tells us to do. So many of us could be “fools” reading and studying and so forth and never really come to the knowledge of the glory of God. I read a comment by an Irish author, Patrick Heron (converted FROM Catholicism) who said, “If you have a can with beans in it and put a label on it that says “peas” does it change the beans on the inside?” So if one reads the WORD and “labels” himself/herself a Christian but doesn’t do what the Word says, does that make him truly, a Christian?
    James said, “Faith without the corresponding action is dead” And if we know what to do and do not do it, isn’t that sin? I believe that is the sin of omission. Then why won’t many of us do what it says, if it is the desire of the Lord that we obey His word?

  5. I tried to make the point applying is part of the reading by writing, “with the study and disciplines of proverbs that even the simple can attain what is needful for living life…” I used the word disciplines with study to make my point….Hope it wasn’t missed…

  6. A.W. Tozer from his book titled “OF GOD AND MEN” writes, “Charles G. Finney believed that Bible teaching without MORAL APPLICATION could be worse than no teaching at all and could result in positive injury to the hearers. To apply something means to put to use for some practical purpose; to put into OPERATION OR EFFECT. History and doctrine certainly has it’s place, but we will not make it in this Christian walk on these alone. We must be able to live out these things.

    Through live I have been taught that Bible is our instructional text book for life – apply what you read. The bible says in proverbs:

    (Read Proverbs 10:8)
    The wise in heart puts his knowledge in practice.
    Commentary on Proverbs 10:11

    Also,

    (Read Proverbs 10:11)
    The good man’s mouth is always open to teach, comfort, and correct other.

    God always seems to send good Christian people into my life to do just what Proverbs 10:11 says. When the person pinpoints the scripture in the Bible that instructs you what to do, I have often said to myself, that seems simple, the words are simple, but why is the application so hard. Thank goodness when we apply and we receive prayer or offer up prayer for another, we both receive a blessing. One walking in truth and healing and both encouraged and strengthened by the Word of God – building faith.

  7. I want to daily walk in this simplicity of life. I love integrity, honesty and character from others that pray, listen and speak so others can see and both walk together on a journey of hope.

    Rena gave us the proverb from 10:11…reminding us it takes a good person to put good in your life. The action of a good person weaving threads of corrections, comfort and instructions in our lives is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

    Thanks to all that impart good into my life.

  8. Sara, you mentioned to “pray for one another so that the power of prayer will come our way.” I know that prayer is powerful, as God’s Word tells us, (paraphrased)”the prayers of a righteous man, avails much”. If we aren’t praying for one another, does that mean our prayers have little power? You’ve got my mind just a going this morning.

  9. Needles, Probably not ‘just little’ but NO power. Coleman Barks writes, “Only in embracing all can we become the arms of God.” And, W.H. Auden writes, “We must love one another or die.”

    “Trying holding your child when you have not held another’s”…Sara

  10. The three quotes really put God’s heart in perspective as a mirror for our own heart and what selfless prayer and love means.
    It makes this scripture more meaningful:
    “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Eph 3″18-19

  11. Prayer is powerful. Prayer is our connection to our Father. Prayer should never cease. We should always leave the commuication open with our Lord. Luke and I were in Virginia on Thursday, and our car began acting up so I got off on the next exit. When I got off on that exit my car cut off right at a stoplight, the car died completely. I was in the middle of traffic and in a very unsafe place. I had to push the car off the road. I told Luke to pray. I was able to start the car and drive it a few miles. It started acting up again but this time in a safer place. I was able to pull into a McDonald’s and park before the car died on us again. We called my husband and he came to get us along with a tow truck. Luke missed his baseball game. He told me that he prayed we would make it to his game. I told him that God kept the car running long enough for us to get to a safe place. God knew what we needed and He provided it for us. Thank you Lord for protecting us and hearing our prayers.

  12. Thank God you were able to get to safety and thank God for Luke’s prayers for he went to bat for you both when you asked him to pray. That was a faith lesson for Luke…and I suppose for you, too, CF. That is the faithful GOD Who keeps covenant unto the extended generations…..that is ….OUR GENERATION, and LUKE’S GENERATION.

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