Lord, I feel the hypocrite,
Not quite sure whether
I'm praying or preying or both.
Forgive me for trusting in
My own talents, my own gifts,
Which, of course, all are really yours.
Forgive me for not speaking boldly
And for speaking in anger
And for speaking of everything but you.
Renew me by your grace
And give me courage to live for you,
Because that's the only way to live.
And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
--John 1:16-17, ESV