The Place of Prayer in our Walk of Faith
James closes his letter with an admonition to the believers to pray in all seasons of life. As
Christian we are taught to always turn to God in whatever circumstance we find ourselves. Matthew
Henry, the 17th century Puritan bible commentator writes, “As Christians, we are taught to suit ourselves
to the dispensations of Providence.” James teaches us here that in this life we will have seasons of suffering, cheerfulness, and sickness. In all these, we are to commune with God. It is in the place of prayer that we are changed and we find ourselves walking with the God who made us, who saves us, and who sustains us.
This is a fitting end to a letter to the scattered and persecuted church of the day, and has much
to say to us in our day.