The community which James spoke to was instructed to pray, confess, and to keep the faith.
God's grace is unmerited love, and confessions constitute our opportunity to grow closer to God. James reminds us that we're in God's community.
What can we do this week with our secrets and oonfessions? Confess to someone else.
Our scripture was:
"Is any among you afflected? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may he healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:13-16, KJV
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