Monday, March 05, 2018

Psalm 51 (The Passion Translation, TPT)

God, give me mercy from your fountain of forgiveness! I know your abundant love is enough to wash away my guilt.     Jesus, thank you for the many times I have experienced your love and mercy. Thank you for helping me know the kindness of your Father's love for me.

Because your compassion is so great, take away this shameful guilt of sin. Forgive the full extent of my rebellious ways, and erase this deep stain on my conscience.
     Holy Spirit, wash me clean of my feelings of guilt. I know I am forgiven, but I don't feel the way I know you want me to.

For I’m so ashamed. I feel such pain and anguish within me. I can’t get away from the sting of my sin against you, Lord!
     Father, I am a child of Adam and share in his guilt and shame. Cleanse my soul and bring at last to your kingdom peace.

Everything I did, I did right in front of you, for you saw it all. Against you, and you above all, have I sinned.
     Lord, I have tried to hide my sins -- even from myself. Please give me clarity of sight so that I can bring all my sins to you.

Everything you say to me is infallibly true and your judgment conquers me. Lord, I have been a sinner from birth, from the moment my mother conceived me.
     Jesus, you have known me since before I was conceived. You know every sin of mine and you have come to bear them for me. Thank you.

I know that you delight to set your truth deep in my spirit. So come into the hidden places of my heart and teach me wisdom.
     Holy Spirit, Spirit of Truth, please help me delight in you and let your truth invade my soul.

Purify my conscience! Make this leper clean again! Wash me in your love until I am pure in heart. Satisfy me in your sweetness, and my song of joy will return.
     Jesus, wash me and make me clean again. I have known lepers and seen their bodies rot away. Unless you make me clean, sin will rot away my soul.

The places within me you have crushed will rejoice in your healing touch. Hide my sins from your face; erase all my guilt by your saving grace.
     Lord, I long for your healing touch. As I confess my sin to you, wash me and make me clean again.

Create a new, clean heart within me. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you.
     Jesus, thank you for being broken on the cross for me. Please break into my life day by day. Renew me by your Holy Spirit.

May you never reject me! May you never take from me your sacred Spirit!
     Father, thank you for showing me your love by not rejecting me. Please continue to refresh me with your Holy Spirit.

Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit that obeys whatever you say.
     Holy Trinity, One God, restore my zest for life. Let you living water flow through me. Hold me close in your arms of love.

Then I can show to other guilty ones how loving and merciful you are. They will find their way back home to you, knowing that you will forgive them.
     Father, as you have done for me in showing me your love, help me do the same for others so that they too will know your love and forgiveness.

God, my saving God, deliver me fully from every sin, even the sin that brought bloodguilt. Then my heart will once again be thrilled to sing the passionate songs of joy and deliverance!
     Holy Spirit, help me sing the songs of Zion. Let those songs of joy wash through me and renew my passion for Jesus.

Lord God, unlock my heart, unlock my lips, and I will overcome with my joyous praise! For the source of your pleasure is not in my performance or the sacrifices I might offer to you.
     Lord God, break through my stony heart. Give me a heart of flesh in place of a heart of stone. Let my love for you flow out from me in thought, word, and deed.

The fountain of your pleasure is found in the sacrifice of my shattered heart before you. You will not despise my tenderness as I humbly bow down at your feet.
     Lord, I lay my life down before you. Let your fountains of love flow out from me to others. Help me humble myself so that you can be magnified. Thank you for all that you have done for me.

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