Getting rid of the gunk Sometimes you might think things are pretty tough and bad. You can stay there forever. Lots of blokes do. I’m saying straight out: it’s not an excuse. Face up to the facts. The Work Manual has this to say: ‘If you have sinned, you should tell each other what you have done. Then you can pray for one another and be healed. The prayer of an innocent person is powerful, and it can help a lot’ (James 5:16).