10 Create in me a new, clean heart, O God, filled with clean thoughts and right desires. 11 Don’t toss me aside, banished forever from your presence. Don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me again the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. 13 Then I will teach your ways to other sinners, and they—guilty like me—will repent and return to you. 14-15 Don’t sentence me to death. O my God, you alone can rescue me. Then I will sing of your forgiveness,[a] for my lips will be unsealed—oh, how I will praise you.
16 You don’t want penance; if you did, how gladly I would do it! You aren’t interested in offerings burned before you on the altar.
17 It is a broken spirit you want—remorse and penitence. A broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not ignore.
Dear Heavenly Father, we cry out to you for forgiveness and deliverance. We are sorry for breaking your heart over and over again. We know that you dont want one more “I’m Sorry,” but you want to see a change in our heart, mind, and finally our actions. Create in us a clean heart, Lord. Let not our prayers be words only, but through the victory we have in your Son, Jesus Christ, we know we have the victory. Help us not to listen to our flesh, but allow the Spirit of God to rise up in us. In the precious and holy name of Jesus. Amen
Rev. Marcia Davis