Sometimes I’m most thankful just to be able to pray. If I could not pray, how could I live in this world? How could I stand this good life knowing the terrible things that so many are suffering right now, if I couldn’t beg God’s help for them? There are things we can do sometimes, and we have to take action where we see needs, but so much of it is too much, the knowledge of it alone would crush me if God didn’t let me pray and know that the prayer alone DOES somehow help.

James 5:15,16

15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.