The Lord thy God is merciful
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 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 that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.Surely I have been a sinner from birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.Cleanse me with hyssop, 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 caste 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 transgressors your ways and sinners will turn back to you.
Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips,
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.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart,
O God, you will not despise.In your good pleasure make Zion prosper;
build up the walls of Jerusalem.
Then there will be righteous sacrifices,
whole burnt offerings to delight you;
then bulls will be offered on your altar. Psalm 51
Merciful God,Have mercy on our souls,according to your unwavering love;according to your abundant mercy wipe away our sins and the guilt we have carried for so long.Instead write on our hearts your loveYour boundaries for our lives Your salvation that sets us free from our sins.To live the abundant life you have for each of us.Lord we would see Jesus,
We would love Jesus,We would follow JesusWe would serve Jesus.Lord,Create in us clean hearts,Renew your spirit within us.Do not turn us away from your presence,do not take your holy spirit from us.Restore to us the joy of your salvation,
and sustain in us a willing spirit.Write on our hearts, your love O God,