Afflicted, Duty To Them
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So Peter was kept in prison, but prayer was being made earnestly to God for him by the church.
Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.
Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily.
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
if I have seen anyone dying for lack of clothing or a needy person without a cloak,
and is well known for good works-that is, if she has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the saints' feet, helped the afflicted, and devoted herself to every good work.
Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate,
Give beer to one who is dying, and wine to one whose life is bitter.