How I praise and thank You Father, that You know the inner thoughts of my heart, and the areas within that need Your refining tool and cleansing touch.
Forgive me for the mask I so often wear and the carefully designed pretence that prevents others from seeing my true self. Lord You know my heart, and the motives behind my thoughts.. and I confess that I need Your inner cleansing. Create in me a clean heart oh Lord, and renew a right spirit within me, I pray.
For too long Lord I have lived a lie, by hiding a range of inner hurt and damaged emotions behind a smiling face – when my heart is bitter, unforgiving, angry and full of pain.
Change my heart from the inside and heal these hurts I pray. Remove all the offensive impurities within, that are so offensive to You.. and fill me with Your peace and Your joy, so that in spirit and in truth, I may show forth Your love to others.
Thank You Lord that a changed heart and a changed life only comes from You – and Father, I in turn desire to surrender all that I am to You. Take my life and live through me, in Jesus name I pray,