Prayer is powerful! So many people pray, but so many people don’t think that prayer actually does anything other than help you feel better. It does help you feel better, but it also changes things outside of you, too. This can be a hard reality – because all prayers aren’t answered the way we want them to be. James says we are to anoint a sick person with oil (used for healing), and to pray over them. This does not mean if they did not get better that we did not have enough faith.
God answers every prayer – the answer isn’t always what we want. Sometimes He says “yes”, sometimes “no”, sometimes it is “wait”. God’s answers don’t always make sense to us, but we have learned enough to trust the One who gave His own Son for us. Never stop praying.