Peter is teaching that God listens to the righteous when they speak to Him. Righteousness is obtained by believing in Jesus Christ. Believers in Christ accept God’s righteousness and have the goal to live rightly before God. God sends the Holy Spirit to the believer, and He helps them to pray. The believer is able to go to God with his or her requests. God hears and is very attentive to them. He will answer.
The other side of this verse is that God is against people that do evil. Sin and evil are not tolerated by a holy God. God is against them that do not do the right things. He forgives those who confess sin and cleanses from unrighteousness. The evil person will have the face of the Righteous Lord opposing them.
Challenge: Believer, Jesus has made you right with God! Keep on praying and believing for answers!
Let Them Pray!
13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. James 5:13
Believers should be prepared pray when called upon at any time.
Prayer Is Powerful!
"5 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." James 5:15-16
Righteous Prayers - Get Answers!
"17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops." James 5:17-18