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Psalm 51

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

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 you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret 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.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
    in burnt offerings offered whole;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.

verses 10-12 are my favorite in this Psalm 🙂

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Lord, make my heart still

My heart and soul is not in rest
I am worried and my mind is flying off
Remove this constant worry, Lord
Give me assurance for my future
Do not let the enemy win over me
Give me the strength to overcome this war
My anxiety comes from an uncertain future
I am nauseous of what is yet to come
There are things that I am not in control of
And they make me nervous and scared
The plans I am having look pale
They look like they won’t be succeeding soon
Please, Lord, don’t let this happen
May this just be a fruitless worry
I hope my aspirations grow into maturity
And my dreams will still come true
I can’t handle this pressure in my heart
Without making a mess of what I have now
My prayer is peace of heart and mind
That I will no longer worry about what is still untold
Help me hold on to my Faith
Allow me to believe in what I have hoped for
I lift up to You all of my nonsense worries
So that you can shower down more blessings
Help me, Lord and make my heart still

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