It’s not always comfortable, God,

but it is certainly good,

that you go straight for the heart.

You do not allow us to skate over the surface of life,

filling our days with dry legality,

and pretend righteousness;

No, you come at us from the inside,

challenging our thoughts and attitudes,

our motives and perceptions;

and shaping them into the fuel for change

that gives us hearts like yours,

and lives that are lived from the inside out.

We praise you, O God,

for your uncomfortable grace,

your transforming Spirit,

and for the gift of lives

lived with integrity and compassion

from the inside out.