Our prayers should voice
Our inner truth,
But we are
And though we often
You see our hearts,
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me […] You perceive my thoughts from afar […] You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely (Psalm 139:1-4; NIV).
If we claim to have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth (1 John 1:8; NLT).
People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7; NIV).