Prayer based on Matthew 23:26. Themes: hypocrisy, inner purity, outward appearance

Dear God, please help me to focus on cleaning the inside of my heart and mind before worrying about my outward appearance. Help me to see the areas where I need to grow and change, and give me the strength and courage to do so. May my inner transformation be reflected in my actions and interactions with others. Amen.

Verse: You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.
Matthew 23:26

This is a Command. The reader is commanded to clean the inside of the cup and platter in order for the outside to become clean as well.