Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16 New International Version
What I believe James is referring to here is when we do or say something wrong to another we are to confess what we did or said and apologize (that by the way is what repent means).
This does not mean we are to apologize for thoughts we have but never said.
Let’s face it, if we did that we would spend most of time apologizing wouldn’t we and it would be very embarrassing as well?
Think of the things people would be apologizing to you for.
Would you really want to hear that?
Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) bless me with the Confession, strength, wisdom and grace to sincerely and humbly apologize to _________ (write in the name of someone, whether Christian or not, to whom you need to apologize to) for _________ (write in the offense you committed).
Please use this as an opportunity to heal any wounds that were inflicted and use this as an opportunity for us to grow stronger in our relationship.
I request this from the deepest part of my heart in the name of He who taught His disciples how to repent after His resurrection Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.