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James 5:13–20

EFFECTIVE PRAYER

13 Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises.ae 14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.a 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.b 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.c 17 Elijah was a human being as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land.d 18 Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land produced its fruit.e

19 My brothers and sisters, if any among you strays from the truth,f and someone turns him back,g 20 let that person know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.h

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