Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you'll ever hear.
Show the world I'm innocent - in your heart you know I am.
Go ahead, examine me from inside out, surprise me in the middle of the night - You'll find I'm just what I say I am. My words don't run loose.
I'm not trying to get my way in the world's way. I'm trying to get your way, your Word's way.
I'm staying on your trail; I'm putting one foot In front of the other. I'm not giving up.
I call to you, God, because I'm sure of an answer. So - answer! bend your ear! listen sharp!
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)