Is Your Prayer a Prayer of Faith,
or Merely a Prayer of Wishful Thinking?
Today’s topic is a difficult one for me, because there is so much about it that I do not understand. Frankly, there are many aspects about this subject that are unclear in the teachings of Scripture. The topic is that of healing and of praying for the healing of the sick.
Most teachers, when writing or speaking on this subject, will usually center it on the need for faith. And faith is important. The New Testament writer James says that “the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise him up” (James 5:15).
But having faith is not the first step in praying for healing. There is something that comes even before faith that is critical for us to understand. That important step is the topic for this post. I will come to it a little later.