Psalm 51 is a beautiful psalm of repentance. David wrote the psalm when Nathan the prophet convicted him of his sins of adultery with Bathsheba and arranging the murder of her husband.
While it is David’s personal prayer to G-d for forgiveness, mercy and grace, it is also a wonderful example of how we should confess our own sins to G-d daily. It is through G-d’s steadfast love and mercy that He sent His Son Jesus to serve as the sacrifice for our sins. It is through the blood that the Messiah shed that we are cleansed of our transgressions, iniquity and sins.
My prayer for today…
Dear Heavenly Father,
You are the King of the Universe and Creator of all and I will praise you all the time. You have bestowed upon me so many blessings and I am beyond thankful to you for them. I am weak and always fall short, but you are gracious and forgiving all the time. Restore to me a clean heart and renewed spirit. One that delights in your truth and holds your wisdom in my heart. I pray that I am your willing and humble servant carrying out the roles you have given to me as helpmeet and mother with joy and contentment. Allow me to meet the needs of my husband and children with a countenance that reflects your love for me. Grant to me the words and actions to glorify you today. Help me to overcome my flesh and focus on you and your will for my life. Provide to me the opportunities to share the gift you have given to me in your Son with others. May they see in me the transformation that can only happen through your Son. Amen.