There's a limit as to how far we can go on repenting on our own strength of character. There's a lot of people who can't make it with Christianity. All they get is criticism and told to repent - and they can't. Oh, they have tried as hard as they can, but they can't keep it up. What's wrong? The gospel is supposed to be for all people, but they can't jump this fence...
God must save us, but God must be asked for mercy. Ask God for Jesus to come into our hearts, minds & brains and transform us. That's #1.James 5:16 says, "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." "Sins" is hamartia, missing the mark, not disobedience or rebellion. The result is not forgiveness but "healing." Healing what? This is where you need to pray for the Gift of Knowledge from the Holy Spirit.
Our physical brain has our mind and is separate from our fifth dimensional soul. If our brain has Tourettes and our mouth says blasphemies, is our Christian soul held responsible? No. Likewise for PTSD, DID, manic-depression, ADHD, OCD, major abuse, alzheimers, rabies, brain damage, inherited brain differences, etc. I have Aspergers, which detaches me from most of my emotions.
What do we pray for to heal in another person, when we find out the problems they have? The Brain. Sometimes it is demonic influence in our brain which needs deliverance. But most of the time, they just need prayer.
Here's the broad brush of what the brain contains: http://www.webmd.com/brain/picture-of-the-brain There are infinite areas of control throughout the 100 billion brain cells.
We can pray with a broad brush for the God of love to make & break
connections to bring balance & harmony to our brain. We can pray for
God to modify things to produce the fruit of the spirit in the brain. We
can ask God to destroy any poisons, viruses, bacteria or obstructions in our
brain. We can ask God to modify our brains to conform to spiritual
maturity as spoken of in 2 Peter 1:5-7.
edited: March 18, 2017 orderofsaintpatrick.org/heal/brain-change.htm