Devotional March 21

Scripture Reading: James 5:16

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”


James 5:16 emphasizes the transformative power of confession, prayer, and the righteousness of believers. As we reflect on this scripture, the Fourth Week of Lent prompts us to examine our willingness to confess, pray, and seek healing. How intentional are we in fostering a community of mutual support, accountability, and intercession?

Moreover, James 5:16 underscores the efficacy of righteous prayers. The Fifth Sunday of Lent invites us to consider the impact of our prayers on personal and communal healing. This verse challenges us to cultivate righteousness and engage in fervent, effective prayer. As we journey through Lent, may James 5:16 inspire a commitment to authentic confession, heartfelt intercession, and a pursuit of righteousness.


Gracious God, as we meditate on James 5:16, create in us a spirit of confession, prayer, and righteousness. May our communities be places of healing and support, where we confess our sins to one another and fervently pray. In this Lenten season, cultivate in us the righteousness that brings forth powerful and effective prayers. Amen.

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