James 5:16 NKJV
“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
-Confession of trespasses among brethren and interceding for one another causes healing. We realize that the heaviest burdens that people carry are not external but internal, these are the burdens of the heart. When sin is exposed, it relieves the heart from uncommon strain that would be a cause for stress, depression and other related illnesses. The concept of counseling and psychotherapy originates from this foundation. People carry heavy loads of un-forgiveness, un-confessed sin, hurt and other heart strains. Confession among brethren also brings forth the aspect of accountability partners who are responsible for correcting one another in humility that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil by the power of God’s grace (2 Timothy 2:24-26).
Abba Father we come to Your throne of grace with humility that we may find mercy and grace to help us during our time of need. We need You dear Lord Jesus that You may have mercy on us and grant us peace. May You forgive us and wash us with Your precious blood. We surrender all our burdens and cares unto You Jesus for You care for us. Your burden is light and Your yoke is easy. May You give us rest for our souls. May You grant all those who are struggling with unforgiveness and unrepented sin, Your grace and sure peace dear Lord Jesus. May You deliver all those who are suffering from addictions in drugs and alcohol, sexual immorality, gambling etc., merciful Savior. May You heal all those who are sick and suffering dear Jesus. All and glory and honor belongs to You dear Jesus now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Galatians 6:1, Matthew 11:28-30