Psalm 51: 1-6 (TPT)
Pardon and Purity: David’s Confession
God, give me mercy from your fountain of forgiveness! I know your abundant love is enough to wash away my guilt. Because your compassion is so great, take away this shameful guilt of sin. Forgive the full extent of my rebellious ways, and erase this deep stain on my conscience.
For I’m so ashamed. I feel such pain and anguish within me. I can’t get away from the sting of my sin against you, Lord!
Everything I did, I did right in front of you, for you saw it all. Against you, and you above all, have I sinned. Everything you say to me is infallibly true and your judgment conquers me.
Lord, I have been a sinner from birth,
from the moment my mother conceived me.
I know that you delight to set your truth deep in my spirit. So come into the hidden places of my heart and teach me wisdom.
Lenten Reflection: If we want to experience spiritual renewal and restoration, we must call for grace—God’s favor—ask for mercy and invite the Light of Truth to reveal our inward needs. This is the work of wisdom—our Messiah.
Prayer: Lord, any sin in my life reveals my rebellion against you. Please forgive me and cleanse me. Bring me into wholeness as I surrender to your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.