We just started Shepherding a Child's Heart in our Sunday School class. In part of the video this week, it talked about how David when he prayed, didn't pray, "Lord, help me not to sin anymore...help me not to murder or be adulterous." He prayed, "Create in me a clean heart, oh Lord." I was convicted that sometimes we (aka I) pray for the outward behavior, not to gossip, not to yell at our husband or kids, not to dwell on lustful images that pop in our brains. Instead of JUST praying to not have the manifestation of our sin appear in our outward behaviors, we/I need to pray for a CHANGED HEART and the behavior I desire will naturally flow from my changed heart. After all, if I hate someone in my heart, I have already committed murder in God's eyes. What good is it not to yell at our loved ones if we still harbor bitterness, anger, or impatience in our hearts? Lord, please change my heart to be more like YOU and less like my sinful tendencies.