“Prayer invites us to rest in the fact that God is in control, and the world’s problems are ultimately God’s, not ours. If I spend enough time with God, I will inevitably begin to look at the world from the point of view that more resembles God’s own. What is faith, after all but believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.”~ Philip Yancey ~Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
The key word to James’ quote is “fervent.” In other words we are to be keen, eager, zealous, enthusiastic, and passionate in our prayers. The more we do it we find ourselves beginning to look at the world from God’s point of view. If you think about it prayer should be causing an adrenaline rush in us that no energy drink could top. Try selling that out in the market and see what you get! Prayer is something that comes not only with an energy rush but a time of great calming as well.