A Prayer for Restoration
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone to Bathsheba. #2Sm 12:1
1Be gracious to me, God,
according to Your faithful love;
according to Your abundant compassion,
blot out my rebellion. #Is 43:25Ac 3:19
2Wash away my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin. #Is 1:16Jr 33:81Jn 1:7
3For I am conscious of my rebellion,
and my sin is always before me. #Ps 32:5Pr 28:13Is 59:12
4Against You — You alone — I have sinned
and done this evil in Your sight. #Ps 41:4
So You are right when You pass sentence;
You are blameless when You judge. #Rm 3:4
5Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;
I was sinful when my mother conceived me. #Jb 15:14Ps 58:3Rm 5:12-13
6Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,
and You teach me wisdom deep within. #Jb 38:36Pr 2:6Ec 2:26
7Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. #Lv 14:4Nm 19:18Is 1:18
8Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones You have crushed rejoice. #Ps 35:10Is 38:13
9Turn Your face away # Lit Hide Your face from my sins
and blot out all my guilt. #Jr 16:17
10God, create a clean heart for me
and renew a steadfast # Or right spirit within me. #Ps 24:4Mt 5:8Jms 4:8
11Do not banish me from Your presence
or take Your Holy Spirit from me. #2Kg 13:23Is 63:10-11Jr 7:15
12Restore the joy of Your salvation to me,
and give me a willing spirit. # Or and sustain me with a noble spirit #Ps 13:5
13Then I will teach the rebellious Your ways,
and sinners will return to You. #Ex 33:13Ps 25:4Jr 2:33
14Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God, #Ps 26:9
the God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness. #Ps 35:28|NoBook| 71:15
15Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare Your praise. #Ex 4:15Ps 9:14
16You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it;
You are not pleased with a burnt offering. #1Sm 15:22Ps 40:6
17The sacrifice pleasing to God is # Lit The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.
God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart. #Ps 34:18
18In Your good pleasure, cause Zion to prosper;
build # Or rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. #Ps 69:35|NoBook| 102:16|NoBook| 147:2
19Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on Your altar. #Ps 4:5|NoBook| 66:13Mal 3:3
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