Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way. ~ Psalm 139:23-24 (NASB)
We want to hide our sins from ourselves as well as from God. Of course, we know we can’t hide anything from God, but it seems that sometimes we think if we can just hide our evil thoughts and actions from ourselves, they aren’t real. But whether we acknowledge them or not, our sins are very real to God. He forgives us when we repent, but it pains Him when we sin.
Lord God, I ask You to search my heart and my mind for the hidden sins. Show me where I have gone astray from Your Word, and guide me back onto Your path of righteousness. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, forever and ever. Amen.
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