Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
O Lord, we pray that You will expose the sins in our lives to which we are blinded. We often think of our daily, selfish habits as personality weaknesses or character flaws, we fail to call them sins. Teach us to recognize our failures and repent of them as your Holy Spirit convicts us. By Your grace, help us to deal with the darkness within and assist us to be slow in judging the shortcomings of others. As the Psalmist wrote, search us and know our hearts, and see if there be any wicked way in us. Lord Jesus Christ, empower us to turn from our selfish pride and live lives flowing in Your loving kindness.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
~~Fr. David Surrett