Praying Through: Psalm 32:1

The Psalm

Psalm 32:1 (CSB) How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!

The Prayer

My Only Good

How many times have I have sin against you

  • done wickedness in your sight
  • submitted myself to perversion
  • blasphemed your holy name
  • persecuted those who love you
  • and violently opposed your righteousness?

All of my sins,

  • I cannot count that high.
  • They would outnumber the stars in the sky,
  • and the sands upon the shore.

For my heart does evil continually,

  • it is desperately sick at it's core.
  • I was born unrighteous.
  • I never understood you.
  • I never sought after you.
  • I have turned away from your face,
  • I have become worthless.
  • I have never done good,
  • I have only done what was right in my own eyes.

For I was once foolish,

  • disobedient,
  • deceived,
  • enslaved by various passions and pleasures,
  • living in malice and envy,
  • hateful,
  • and detesting everybody.

But my King,

  • how did you respond to my treason?

You appeared,

  • and you saved me.
  • Not by anything I have done,
  • because they were filthy rags in your sight.

No, but only according to your mercy,

  • by washing me
  • cleansing me whiter than snow
  • in regeneration and renewal
  • by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Your gave me your Spirit

  • and did so abundantly
  • through your Son, Jesus Christ
  • my Savior forever.

Because of all that He did,

  • I stand not condemned
  • but innocent
  • justified in your grace alone.

Now, I am your son,

  • and You are my Father.
  • I receive everything that your Son has received
  • which is eternal life,
  • fullness of joy,
  • and pleasures evermore.

I will forever praise your holy name.