Pastor's Blog

Men Who Pray

“The effective (fervent) prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” NASB Translation, James 5:16

I have a dear friend in Arcadia by the name of Charles Dirr who once said to me, “Reverend Mabrey, remember, it is impossible to stumble when you’re on your knees.” Over the years, from my grandfather and father to such men as: Uncle Herman, Pastor Milton, Rick, Dr. Mercer my seminary professor, and the loving men of Trinity UM Church where I currently serve as pastor, God has raised up men to pray for me; men who prayed through for a breakthrough in my life.

Men, whose prayers, kept my feet from stumbling, kept me on the right path with God through the working of the Holy Spirit, and gave me a renewed sense of the marvelous grace of God that not only has forgiven my sin, but daily draws me closer to the love of God has for me in Jesus Christ! When James says, “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much” he is literally saying, “The energized (working) prayer of a righteous man energizes (worketh) much!” Be thankful today for the men of prayer (known and unknown), who have not given up in prayer for you, that God has placed in your life.
Pastor Louie