How to Be Close With God

14 Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master.15 Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven – healed inside and out.16 Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. James 5:14-16 The Message

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Confess your sins to one another so that you may be healed. In the Message translation is says “Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.” James 5:16

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Often we want to be a place of healing but in order to become that, we must first become healed.

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How do we become safe?

We start confessing our sins to one another and allow God to heal us.

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