Some of Paul Tripp’s remarks on prayer in a sermon on James 5:13-18.
“I need the reminder that God is present; He is near, and He’s a God of powerful, transforming grace. Do you live like you believe that?
“You can’t think about prayer without thinking about Jesus. Prayer is an argument for Jesus. It was the life of Jesus, that perfect life of obedience, the death of Jesus where he took our sins on Himself, the resurrection of Jesus where He conquered sin and death and gifted us with life. That is the reason, the only reason that we can receive this invitation from our God to come to Him in prayer. He welcomes us because of Jesus. Jesus is the door of entry to the presence of God.”
“Do you really pray? Are you taking advantage of the resources God has placed in your life?”