13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
If we are in trouble / suffering, we should pray.
If we are happy or joyful? We should songs of praises to God.
If we are sick, we should call the elders, spiritual leaders of the church to pray over us anointing us with oil in the name of the Lord.
And prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well / will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned / If they have committed sins, they will be forgiven.
Therefore we should confess our sins, our false steps, our offenses to each other / to one another and pray for each other / and pray for one another so that we may be healed and restored.
The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous person, believer is powerful and effective / can accomplish much when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power.
Elijah was a human being, even as we are / Elijah was a man with a nature like ours with the same physical, mental, and spiritual limitations and shortcomings. He prayed earnestly / He prayed intensely that it would not rain / for it not to rain, and it did not rain on the land / on the earth for 3 and a 1/2 years / for 3 years and 6 months.
Again he prayed, and the heavens / and the sky gave rain, and the earth / and the land produced its crops.