Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – The Fervent Prayer of a Righteous Woman

Drawn from my archives

James 5:16 tells us, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

Do you see that word, “fervent” in there? It tells me that a righteous woman is enthusiastic about prayer, and that her prayer life is something she values.

I used to ask my kids to check if the water was boiling on the stove. They’d often say, “I’m not sure. I see some bubbles coming up.”

This was my answer to them, “When it’s boiling, you’ll know it’s boiling. There’s no mistaking it.”

Let’s be that fervent when it comes to our prayer life. Let there be no mistaking the fact that you’ve brought your burden to God and placed it at the foot of His throne, let it be clear to both you and God that you’re spending this time in worship.

Get down on your knees if you want to, or stand up with your hands raised to God. Whatever you say, and however you pray, do it with all of your might. Pour yourself out to God and let His Spirit pour back into you.

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Tilling the Soil

Set aside time each day to close yourself in with God. Choose a time and place that is free of distractions.

Planting Hope

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16, KJV)

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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife