Inside Out (32nd Day of Lent)
Change us from the inside out.
We acknowledge the truth that it is possible in our own strength to change enough of what we do and to change enough of how we look to cause others to think that we are good.
But we also acknowledge the truths that such “change” is not enough and that real change—a change in our heart, in our spirit, in our motivation, and in our perspective—can be brought about only by you.
We furthermore acknowledge that the inner change brought about by you will cause our actions to change and that our changed actions will not be cosmetic but will come out of who you are forming us to be; we will, in other words, have integrity.
So God, change us from the inside out.