Purity Prayer, For God To Search My Heart

Heavenly Father, I long to be like Jesus and know that in myself I will always fall short of His standard of perfection and purity, but Lord I pray that You would examine my inner heart and secret thoughts and identify in me those areas that need to be rooted out, so that Christ may live in me and work through me to Your greater glory.

Give me the grace to recognise any impure areas in my life that need to be rooted out – and make me willing to engage in the painful process of having all that dishonours Your name cut away.. by the Holy Spirit’s scalpel of truth. Help me to keep the eyes of my heart fixed on Jesus Christ my Lord and grant me the purity of heart and integrity of spirit that is becoming of a vessel fit for Your use.

Begin to search me today O Lord and know my heart, and see if there is any impurity of heart, evil intent or prideful thoughts and may I be willing to be stripped of everything that is not of You, so that I may be pure and holy in Your sight, in Jesus name I pray,


“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:”
(Psalm 139:23)
“Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.”
(Psalm 26:2)
“And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
(Psalm 139:24)
“I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”
(Jeremiah 17:10)
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
(Jeremiah 29:13)
“{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.”
(Psalm 139:1)
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
(Psalm 51:10)
“Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.”
(Psalm 44:21)
“Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.”
(Psalm 17:3)
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.”
(Psalm 27:8)
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
(Psalm 119:11)
“Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.”
(Psalm 4:4)
“Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.”
(Lamentations 3:40)