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Pray for wisdom. Pray for faith.

Bible Prayer, Call to Prayer: James 1:1-8

Bible Pray-er or one who prayed: James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ

Prayer Conditions: James wrote to encourage Christians, facing trials of every kind, to “Consider it all joy!” Huh?

Joy by trial?

Why, oh why would such a wise man (and possibly member of Jesus’ family) offer such weird advice?

As James himself explained, “Because you know the testing of faith helps you to endure. And when your endurance has been strengthened, you will be spiritually mature, lacking nothing.“

Having spiritual maturity and lacking nothing are surely causes for joy. The catch is having the faith and wisdom to see that coming!

James’ Ongoing Call to Prayer:“If any of you lacks wisdom ask God, who gives generously and willingly to each of us, and wisdom will be given to you. But, ask in faith! Do not doubt! For doubting sets you adrift as though you’re on a wave in the sea, driven and tossed by wind. Oh, do not be double-minded and unstable a…