My heart and mind might be wrong
because they might be wrong.
In fact, I know they are.
I confess it.
My thoughts are angry, unkind, ungraceful.
My words reflect my thoughts,
and I'm ashamed of them.
Bring every wrong thought captive--
reveal my selfish motives for why I think and say what I do.
Show me the truth.
I need your perspective, not my own.
Examine my heart and mind and humble me enough to admit what's lurking there.
Lord, I confess it again.
Fill me with grace, forgiveness, and understanding.
I want to continually walk in your truth,
in your way,
in your timing.
I praise you for your faithfulness to me, even when I'm not faithful back.
Thank you, Lord.
Your mercy is unfathomable.
In Jesus' name,
"Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth." (Psalm 26:2-3)