James 5:16 ESV
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
*The trials and tribulations that we face, be it daily or sparingly, can often take a toll on us. This is especially if we are learning to enter into His rest, and concentrate our efforts on magnifying God vs focusing on efforts to eliminate the problem. The toll that is taken can effect our ability to be optimistic about a person or situation. It can even cause us to focus more on doubt and our previous experiences with this person or issue, rather then seek God for new possibilities through prayer. This is why we should pray for one another: The power of prayer from more then one individual helps strengthen the situation. Remember, the Bible tells us where two or there are gathered in His name, He is in the most (Matt. 18:20). Also, one person can put 1,000 angels in flight, but two put 10,000 angels on the same path (Deuteronomy 32:30). Therefore, there is strength in numbers. I personal welcome and need to be strengthened in order to be able to rest in God, and mount up with wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:28-31). First, I must enter into His rest as I am restless, but embracing the responsibility to help us all get and stay there. I challenge you today to pray for someone else who you know needs rest. Perhaps, even contact them and give them a time you are praying so that they may join you. You never know who you may save, our how you may help to impact God's plan.