Confess and pray

How many of us are too ashamed and embarrassed to confess our sins to another person to be prayed for? I know that this happens to me quite often. If we neglect to do this will God still here our prayers? Of course He does, however the act of going and telling another person that we have faults and fall short of God glory may not be very comfortable. This is necessary in humbling ourselves to be more like our Heavenly Father. We are all weak and fall short of God’s glory and that’s ok, that’s what makes us human. Confessing our sins helps us also with our prayer life, not only for us sinners but also the friend who is praying with you. This helps also in building your friendships. James 5:16 says, Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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