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.