Devotional May 5, 2015
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
James was saying that to be healed we need not only to pray for forgiveness, but to also confess our sin to each other so that they can pray for us as well. And that a righteous person’s prayer is very powerful.
I need to make sure that I don’t just think that my sins are fine if I only pray to God for forgiveness, I need to confess that sin to a brother in the faith so that he can pray for me too and I can truly be healed from that sin. That brother should be a righteous person so that their prayer for me will have great power.
Dear Father, I thank You that You have given me a way to be healed from my sins and I pray that you will remind me to confess my sin not just to you, but also to a brother in Christ. In Jesus name, amen.