16Confess 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.
and ask forgiveness for them. And, then go on to pray for one another, that the
problems between you or in other parts of your life do not separate you from
your brethren in Christ and from God, and the help that only He knows how to
provide. When we have cleared the air with our brethren and others, then God
perceives us as His righteous ones, and that makes our prayers effectual. Also,
often sins can lead us to have physical problems, lack of sleep, fear, hurt,
which can lead to disease, separation, loss of friendships, ill will amongst our
brethren. When we unload the burdens of our sin or of just general hurt feelings
between ourselves, then we can go to God with a clear conscious. And, we know
that when two or more are gathered together in Christ’s name, that he is in the
midst there with them. Also, that means more prayers are going up on our behalf.
Matt 18: 10Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say
unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father
which is in heaven. 11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
12How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray,
doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh
that which is gone astray? 13And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto
you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not
astray. 14Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one
of these little ones should perish.
15Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault
between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the
mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17And if he shall
neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the
church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. 18Verily I say
unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and
whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any
thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in
heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in
the midst of them.
21Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against
me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto
thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would
take account of his servants. 24And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought
unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. 25But forasmuch as he had not to
pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that
he had, and payment to be made. 26The servant therefore fell down, and
worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and
forgave him the debt. 28But the same servant went out, and found one of his
fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and
took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. 29And his fellowservant
fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I
will pay thee all. 30And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till
he should pay the debt. 31So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they
were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32Then his
lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I
forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 33Shouldest not thou also
have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 34And his
lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that
was due unto him. 35So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye
from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.