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a clean heart

21 May

20130618-104434.jpgCreate in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and sustain in me a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.
Deliver me from bloodshed, O God,
O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
For you have no delight in sacrifice;
if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased.
The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
(Psalm 51:10-17, NRSV)

Make my life be a mirror of you so the world does not see me, but sees your love through me.

Help me to allow you to use me and work through me, so I am your hands and feet.

Let my life be a beacon that calls people to you.

Do not leave me, but help me, mold me, make me more like you!

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