Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. - Psalm 51:6
Dear Lord, you made my heart to be upright and clearly loving and honest. But by nature I am bent over with a self-focus and denial of my condition. You desire truth in my heart about this. I am being honest with you. I see the problem you are pointing out. I honestly admit that I struggle with sin at every turn. Be merciful to me and forgive me. Make me want what pleases you and give me the insight and strength to make the right choices. Help me overcome my habitual sins and make me an honest person with everyone, especially with myself and you. AMEN
Pastor Don Patterson
Honesty with ourselves and God is a rare gem synthesized by the Holy Spirit in cavern of our soul.