To confess is to do two things with our sin: 1) to recognize sin for what it is in God's eyes and 2) to get rid of our secrets and be honest with another Christian. James' language is powerful. He mentions that this confession doesn't just bring forgiveness. It also brings healing.
Therefor confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
— James 5:16
Dear Lord, we have sinned. We now confess our sin to you and ask for your forgiveness and for your Spirit to strengthen us in overcoming temptation. We want to live for you and not let our sin, entangle us and draw us away from you. In Jesus’Name, Amen.