Psalm 51

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
    and blameless in your judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
    and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
    and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
    wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    and sinners will return to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
    O God of my salvation,
    and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
    you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
    build up the walls of Jerusalem;
19 then will you delight in right sacrifices,
    in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

10 thoughts on “Essential 100-Day 42

  1. Praise the Lord for taking away my sins and creating a clean heart in me and bringing joy to my spirit. My sin will forever be before me as with David but God has a plan for hope and healing. Thank you Lord for your mercy.

  2. Heavenly Father,

    When you son returns, evil will be subdued.
    Until then, you have given me free will.

    Help me to avert my eyes from temptation.
    Help me to run away from all evil.
    Help me to avoid where evil is.

    Oh LORD, always guide my feet, my mind, my heart.
    Build up spiritual walls around me,
    Protect me from the fiery darts of the evil one.

    You, Father, did not withhold your son.
    You, Father, gave you son for my sins.

    Oh God of my salvation, thank you for blotting out my sins.

    I choose to serve the Lord.

    Forever and forever.


  3. Oh thank you Lord for David’s example. Thank you for the joy of Your salvation. Morning by morning Your mercy and grace are new and available to me. Blessed Lord keep cleaning my heart. Making it a heart of flesh from the heart of stone I once had. You are my rock. I stand on Your promises. In Jesus Name I shout for You are my banner. Amen.

  4. Lord, how can I ever thank You for taking my brokenness and repentance and washing away my sin and transgressions, and restoring me to fellowship and joy!? I want to love and serve You and share Your love all the more.

  5. Dear Heavenly Father
    Renew in me a clean spirit and direct my paths. I want to live a life pleasing to you. In Jesus’name I pray . Amen.

  6. Amen! “Let the bones that you have broken rejoice”. No matter my circumstances, may I praise the Lord.

    Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
    Hide your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my iniquities.
    Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.

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