Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pray for Rain

Apparently the southeast United States is suffering under an unusually severe drought. More than a few Christian brethren live in that part of the World, and a goodly number of them live off the land as farmers. Pray that God will provide for their material need, in this case of water:

(more details) (and especially here)

Such prayer is generally agreeable to God's revealed will:
James 5:16-18
16Confess 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. 17Elias 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. 18And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

For those of you who try to communicate with dead people, don't you think it is odd that James did not advise here to ask Elias to pray for us, since he was eminently "good" at obtaining answers to prayer? Isn't the easiest explanation that James would never in a million years have thought of such a thing?

Don't get any ideas,


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