Main point summary
Since prayer is effective, those who sin should confess and ask for prayer and those who see a brother wander off in sin should prayerfully pursue them.
Is anyone among you suffering?
Let him pray.
Is anyone cheerful?
Let him v sing praise.
Is anyone among you sick?
Let him call for the elders of the church,
and let them pray over him,
w anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick,
and the Lord will raise him up.
And x if he has committed sins,
he will be forgiven.
Therefore, y confess your sins to one another
and pray for one another,
z that you may be healed.
a The prayer of a righteous person has great power
as it is working. 1
Elijah was a man b with a nature like ours,
and c he prayed fervently that it might not rain,
and for d three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.
e Then he prayed again,
and heaven gave rain,
and the earth bore its fruit.
My brothers, f if anyone among you wanders from the truth
and someone g brings him back,
let him know that
whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering
h will save his soul from death
and i will cover a multitude of sins.