"Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray.
Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord." James 5:13-14
- Better uses of the tongue: pray, sing songs of praise, and call the elders to pray over sick people.
- Focus on God whether you're in trouble, or happy, or sick.
- Oil is used perhaps because of its therapeutic value. Lots of essential oils have been recognized for their medical treatment.