Psalm 51:7-11 (TPT)
Purify my conscience! Make this leper clean again! Wash me in your love until I am pure in heart.
Satisfy me in your sweetness, and my song of joy will return. The places within me you have crushed will rejoice in your healing touch.
Hide my sins from your face;
erase all my guilt by your saving grace.
Create a new, clean heart within me.
Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you.
May you never reject me!
May you never take from me your sacred Spirit!
Lenten Reflection: God never created his children to live with guilty consciences. We were meant to live free in the pure love of God. Therefore, may God heal our brokenness and satisfy our sacred longings. May our desires please God and may we embrace a loyalty to him that cannot be diminished or robbed.
Prayer: Lord, cleans me from spiritual leprosy—selfishness and pride that tries to grow to destroy our relationship. I need you to bring an awareness—sensation—to when I try to live selfishly instead of in your glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.