James 5:16-18 “…The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for 3 and a half years! Then when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield it’s crops.”
How would you like to pray and know that your prayers produce results? It says the prayers of a righteous person produces “wonderful results”! A righteous person is not one who never sins. He is someone who stands in the righteousness of Christ, not his own righteousness. If you are IN Christ, then you are righteous before God.
Then the bible explains what an earnest prayer is like. Do you think it’s praying long and intense with tears and beating on your chest? It says Elijah prayed “earnestly” and it didn’t rain for 3 1/2 years. How did he pray? It says in 1Kings 17:1 “As surely as the Lord, the God of Israel lives – the God I serve – there will be no dew or rain during the next few years until I give word!” He simply declared words in faith!
As simple as that! He knew his authority in God and he simply spoke. That was earnest praying according to the bible.
So if you know that you are righteous because of what Jesus did for you, all you have to do is speak His promises to you in faith and you will see “wonderful results”!