In "Doctrinal Discussion", Dr. Glenn McClure points out five insights on divine healing from James 5:14-20:

  1. The person who is sick must want the healing.
  2. The church leaders not only directed this request for healing to God, but also acknowledged that only God could bring it about.
  3. We must pray in faith; faith is a prerequisite for healing.
  4. We should not overlook those who are praying and the one for whom prayer is offered.
  5. We must consider the intensity of the prayer of faith.

For deeper explanation of these insights, please see your Adult Teacher's Insights, pages 37-38.