Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Prayer for Cleansing (Psalm 51)

David was truly a man after God's own heart. In this Psalm, David recognizes that he had failed God. Throughout all of his transgressions, he still maintained a certain level of sensitivity to sin. He acknowledged his mistakes and goes forth to ask for forgiveness and seeks inner renewal.

We all are born into sin and we fall short...A LOT (at least I know I do)! Although this happens, we cannot stay right there. We must have a repentant heart and move beyond our transgressions to live a glorious life for GOD! After all, it is what he desires.

This prayer is one of cleansing that I encourage each one of you to pray if you are battling with an issue and need to be restored. Let's take back what the devil is trying to take away! I pray blessings upon each and every one of you!

Dear God,

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from sin.
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence: and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation: and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the wall of Jerusalem.
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.


Now let's move forward in our walk, never looking back to our former selves, but with hope of a better future!

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