“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16, KJV
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” James 4:6, KJV
One of the greatest acts of humility for a man is when you can open up to someone and ask them can they pray for you. You open up and say this where I am. I don’t feel as strong right now as I appear to be. I am not going to cover it up. I am not disguising it. I have decided to admit that I have an area in my life that has been stagnant for a long time. To be honest, everything isn’t going well and I could use some prayer.
Two are better than one (see Ecclesiastes 4:9). An amazing God has surrounded you with some amazing people in your life. They have been placed in your life for a godly reason. There’s nothing you’re experiencing that another man hasn’t gone through, and can help you through it. Don’t allow shame to keep you from being transparent. Once you confess your faults, that’s when real healing begins. The more humble you are, the more grace you will receive. If you would gladly pray for others, open up and allow someone to gladly pray for you.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word. Thank You for placing others in my life that You can use to pray for me. Help me to not be prideful or ashamed, but to rather open up to someone and allow them to gladly pray with and for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Psalm 145:18, Proverbs 27:17, Colossians 1:9-12