Thursday, February 11, 2016

Psalm 51:1-17 A Thought For & From Sir Richard

PSALM 51:1-17
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 that 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 (the holy herb) 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.
Do not cast me from Your presence    or take Your HOLY SPIRIT from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Then I will teach other transgressors Your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to You.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O GOD,    You who are GOD my SAVIOUR
    and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.
Open my lips, LORD,    and my mouth will declare Your praise.
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    You do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
My sacrifice, O GOD, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    You, GOD, will not despise.
In the name of You GOD the Father,
   CHRIST JESUS the Son and the HOLY SPIRIT;
   I pray – Amen…
Posted for U & I by Sir Richard

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