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Read Psalm 51:1-12


Read Psalm 51:1-12

Be merciful to me, O God,
    because of your constant love.
Because of your great mercy
    wipe away my sins!
2 Wash away all my evil
    and make me clean from my sin!

3 I recognize my faults;
    I am always conscious of my sins.
4 I have sinned against you—only against you—
    and done what you consider evil.
So you are right in judging me;
    you are justified in condemning me.
5 I have been evil from the day I was born;
    from the time I was conceived, I have been sinful.

6 Sincerity and truth are what you require;
    fill my mind with your wisdom.
7 Remove my sin, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear the sounds of joy and gladness;
    and though you have crushed me and broken me,
    I will be happy once again.
9 Close your eyes to my sins
    and wipe out all my evil.

10 Create a pure heart in me, O God,
    and put a new and loyal spirit in me.
11 Do not banish me from your presence;
    do not take your holy spirit away from me.
12 Give me again the joy that comes from your salvation,
    and make me willing to obey you.


David confesses his sin to God.  As he confesses he trusts in God's power and ability to:  Fill his mind with Godly wisdom, remove his sin, restore his joy.


Fill my mind with your wisdom.
Remove my sin, and I will be clean.
Let me hear the sounds of joy and gladness.
- Psalm 51:6-8

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