Have mercy on me, O God,
because of your unfailing love.
Because of your great compassion,
blot out the stain of my sins.
Wash me clean from my guilt.
Purify me from my sin.
For I recognize my rebellion;
It haunts me day and night.
Against you, and you alone, have I sinned.
I have done what is evil in your sight.
You will be proved right in what you say,
and your judgement against me is just.
For I was born a sinner--
yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
But you desire honesty from the womb,
teaching wisdom even there.
Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Oh, give me back my joy again;
You have broken me--
now let me rejoice.
Don't keep looking at my sins
Remove the stain of my guilt.
Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
Do not banish me from your presence,
and don't take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and make me willing to obey you,
Then I will teach your ways to rebels
and they will return to you.
Forgive me for shedding blood, O God, who saves;
then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
Unseal my lips, O Lord that my mouth my praise you.
You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one.
You do not want a burnt offering.
The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit,
You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
Look with favor on Zion and help her;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Then you will be pleased with sacrifices offered in the right spirit--
with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings.
Then bulls again will be sacrificed at your altar.
My prayer for today is a repentant heart-- because I do things sometimes I know I shouldn't. I should never be too proud to tell God I'm sorry.
God Bless You