O, LORD, my God, how often I long for, but fail, to present to You my whole heart and soul. I get so easily distracted with foolish things and even ungodly things.
I desperately and wholly want to be like Jesus today. Lead me this day in Your righteousness. Make my heart and soul and mind to be sold out just to You. Keep my thoughts pure and my heart tuned to You, because I pray this in the holy name of Jesus, my LORD. Amen
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
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.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, O God, my Father will not despise. Selected vss. Psalm 51