Read Psalm 26
26 Declare me innocent, O Lord,
because I do what is right
and trust you completely.
2Examine me and test me, Lord;
judge my desires and thoughts.
3Your constant love is my guide;
your faithfulness always leads me.r
4I do not keep company with worthless people;
I have nothing to do with hypocrites.
5I hate the company of the evil
and avoid the wicked.
6Lord, I wash my hands to show that I am innocent
and march in worship round your altar.
7I sing a hymn of thanksgiving
and tell of all your wonderful deeds.
8I love the house where you live, O Lord,
the place where your glory dwells.
9Do not destroy me with the sinners;
spare me from the fate of murderers-
10those who do evil all the time
and are always ready to take bribes.
11As for me, I do what is right;
be merciful to me and save me!
12I am safe from all dangers;
in the assembly of his people I praise the Lord.
Reading Psalm 26 I pray that my heart and my actions would be as innocent as the heart and actions that the Psalmist describes.
Examine me and test me, LORD; judge my desires and thoughts. Your constant love is my guide; your faithfulness always leads me.