A clean heart

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.

 Oh, what a wonderful verse. Sometimes, we focus so much on certain portions of scripture that we forget other equally important ones. The Psalms are a wonderful thing and contain great words. I had this on my mind late last night. These words ring strong as something we should pray everyday. Our hearts are filthy, wicked things which taint our spirit. Yet we are washed through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Perhaps this is simply one man’s opinion, but since the old Adam is constantly tearing away at the Christian, we should pray daily that God puts in us a clean heart and renews our spirit that we might not be tempted to fall away and that we always look to the cross for our hope.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me that I may always do what is pleasing in your eyes and call upon you in my times of trouble and distress. Amen.

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4 thoughts on “A clean heart

  1. Pastor Nielsen says:

    It’s at least two mans opinions.

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  2. John J Flanagan says:

    Yes indeed, it is a wonderful verse in the Psalms, and there are so many others which also serve to comfort, admonish, encourage the child of God. How often we vacillate between obedience to Our Lord, then succumbing to sin, sinful ideas, thoughts, anger, lust, vanity…all part of our profound and continual earthly struggle with the two natures…..loving God and serving the Old Adam too. I often rely on memorized verses in my daily life…especially John3:30, and 1John1:9, as well as Proverbs 3.. and many more. I think knowing we are sinners, no matter how “good” we may feel at a given time, knowing also that temptation and trials lie just around the corner, should humble us greatly….and make us even more grateful for God’s love, patience and forebearance….and of course…His grace. Without Christ in our hearts and minds, and reliance on His sacrifice on the cross, we all would perish….as our faith teaches.

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  3. Greg Eilers says:

    When jogging, I spend a lot of the time praying and singing hymns in my head. The Offertory canticle, based on Psalm 51, just might be my favorite to sing.


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