On many occasions throughout his sermon, James addresses Christians who are going through suffering. James has taught Christians to embrace suffering as a way to let God produce endurance within us so that we can become spiritually mature. He has taught Christians to be patient as they wait for the coming of the Lord. Embrace the wait for the wait will be worth it. As James ends his sermon he wants to bring in one more important element for our lives during times of difficulty: prayer. James wants us to believe in prayer. One of the reasons I think we can fail to pray is because we do not believe in prayer. What good does it do to pray? What is the point? I think it is a natural question that sometimes rises up within us.
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