Prayer in the Epistle of James

Samuel Paul Grottenberg

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In the Epistle of James, prayer is a central and important theological theme; it is one crucial element that contributes to James’s holistic vision of the Christian life. James’s instructional tone offers readers insight into the necessity and power of prayer for faithful followers of Jesus. This essay seeks to draw out what may rightly be called a Jacobean theology of prayer. It explores the concept of prayer as an "antidote" to the double-mindedness with which James is concern, how prayer fits into James' specific teach about individual and corporate Christian living, and how, in James' view, prayer "activates" the human relationship with God. Specific attention is given to the treatise on prayer in Jas 5:13–18.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13–21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


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