Simply Scripture- Psalm 51


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 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. 

Psalm 51:10-17

I have read and prayed this for the past two days. I need the Lord…his presence…his Spirit…the joy He brings through His gift of salvation. I need a willing spirit so I can be a Do-er for Him…speak his love and praise to others. I need to open my mouth more.

There is nothing I could give Him- no sacrifice of any kind….no thing. But, only to come before Him with a broken spirit, a repentant and remorseful heart.

Lord, create in me a pure heart….renew in me a steadfast spirit.


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