“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.”
James 5:16 NIV

Confess your sins – and the Lord forgives us and cleanses us from all unrighteousness – then we are healed and made righteous, because we have been cleansed and forgiven, and then our prayer is powerful and effective. It starts with confession which is a challenging thought – it’s easier to confess to the Lord than to other people!

Lord, forgive me for the many times when I don’t confess my sins and fail to be cleansed and so miss being powerful and effective in prayer.