This is so, so true. The whole verse in NIV reads this way:
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
This is why we ask for prayers. This is why prayers and thoughts are important–they can touch our lives in tremendous ways. Especially when we accept and trust the outcomes that God sends.
More importantly our prayers give us peace, hope, strength–the important things. The things that truly sustain us.
Note about upcoming blog posts: my schedule with kids is about to get really, really full. We now have 3 kids that are traveling out of town, or even state, with a variety of activities. My opportunities to have a quiet place to reflect and write are dwindling. Crafting a blog post takes me quite awhile actually. When I started this blog, art and writing were a full time job–between painting, planning, and writing I was spending it literally took 40 hours a week.
I am still going to share the art that I create. I am hoping to add some questions for you to think about to go with each verse. But I am not going to be able to type up my own thoughts and reflections as often. I have already scheduled art for the month of March and into April. Expect posts on the even numbered days of the month. I hope the images still give you something to connect to God’s word and carry through your day.