James being a man of prayer opens up his letter calling all believers to pray and he also closes the letter for all believers to again, pray. But, at the end of James, there’s a special call for believers to Pray for One Another. We are called to be a community of believers that pray for those who are sick. And we are to be a community of believers that mutually confess to one another and pray for one another because of the affects sin can have in our lives. This message is to remind us the importance of being part of a community that shares and prays for one another.
In many seasons of life, we go through a stretch where we stray away from God. It can be for different reasons, but we long for a revival in such times; we seek God to restore us, revitalize and reinstall us with His intimate love. We explore through Isaiah chapter 1 in our desire to be revived--to go back to loving God intimately.
Where we turn for comfort and strength in times of great trouble reveals the condition of our hearts.