twenty-one/prayers • DAY 8

Psalm 51

1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you are proved right when you speak
and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts;
you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.  Psalm 51 (NIV)

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  • Iamtexastwister

    I have always struggled so hard in this area. And when you are full of guilt and feel unforgiven. Then you don’t feel that you can share Jesus with others. Great message. I know I will be mediating on this all day and probably for a long long while. Thanks Pastor! 

  • Nwant

    I love psalm 51. Thanks for doing this 21days of prayer!

  • Eric_heatherwilson

    I have always struggled with forgiving myself. Thank you so much for your message. It was one I needed to hear. Thank you for taking the time to do 21 days of prayer!

  • Anita

    From verse 1 – Lord Jesus, I am so thankful that your mercy isn’t according to my history but according to your own unfailing love.  Your love is the measure of your mercy!  What great, reassuring news for all of us!   From verse 10 – Even though you are merciful to me, Lord, still help me.  Still create a clean, pure heart in me.  Give me a spirit that consistently desires to act in a way that pleases you.  Keep me constant in my effort to respond to you, with my life, in a way that you will love.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.