Clean Me

Clean Me
Psalms 51: 1-10
Rev. Deborah Rozier

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so, you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.

Surely, I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
What Does it Mean to Ask God to ‘Create in Me a Clean Heart?

This prayer is clearly one of repentance and confession, which God desires of us whenever we have become aware of sins that have affected our fellowship with God. When we repent, it means we not only agree with God about the heinous nature of our sin, but we are determining to start over and live a new life – one that is obedient and pleasing to God.

It is important for you and me to remember that praying Psalm 51—and thereby asking God for cleansing and restoration—is not just a one-time prayer. It’s something we should revisit whenever we need to confess and agree with God about our sins and restore fellowship with Him. That’s what praying for a clean heart and renewed spirit can do for us. It can make us pure and brand new in God’s sight.

Prayer: dear heavenly Father, I want to Thank you for Psalm 51, because it's evidence of the forgiving, restoring nature of God. In Jesus Name Amen
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Lisa - April 4th, 2022 at 5:42am