In this passage, Paul reminds us that we are called to a relationship with God and with each other. This is part of what it is to be made in the image of God. God was and is and will be a community for all eternity. Being in community with each other means sharing life. God's will is that we pray and we know His will is to pray in faith. We pray in submission to the Father in the name of the Lord. James reminds us to call on the elders to pray. This is not a magic bullet. We know that God is powerful and wise and loving. period. Regardless of the immediate outcome. We know that as we pray, we are in the presence of God and are walking in obedience.