We are finished with James for this church year and we finished up with a discussion about and around prayer.
The last half of the last chapter of James has some of the most familiar and misused words in the New Testament. James did not set out to write the definitive statement about prayer and how it works. Nor did he set out to write the definitive statement about illness and healing. I have come to the conclusion, helped by some of the reading I have been doing, to think if James was writing a definitive or even substantial statement about anything, it was about talking. James spends quite a lot of time talking about speech, words and the tongue so I thought we’d return the favour today by spending some time talking about talking and prayer.