It is generally recognized that James had access to a collection of the sayings of Jesus in a form that resembles Q rather than the edited form of Q that appears in the Gospels. (See Patrick J. Hartin, James and the Q Sayings of Jesus, Journal for the Study of the New Testament Suppl. Series 47 [Sheffield: JSOT, 1991].) However, the original saying about the prayer of petition that James found in Q emerges radically transformed from his hands.