Praying Through: Psalm 32:5

The Psalm

Psalm 32:5 (CSB) Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not conceal my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah

The Prayer

The Cover of my Iniquity

How long, O Lord,

  • when I have not confess to you
  • when I have spoken of my evil
  • when I thought, "The Lord forgives"
  • and I no longer will be burdened with you.

But burden with my wickedness, I was.

  • My pretend ignorance failed me
  • My own heart betrays me.
  • and I was crushed under my iniquity
  • and I was suppressed by my unrighteousness.

But you have sent your Son

  • to change my mind
  • to speak life into my dead flesh
  • to exchange my rock heart for your soft heart
  • to borne my grief
  • to carry my sorrow
  • to be stricken for me
  • to be smitten for me
  • to be afflicted for me
  • and pierced for my transgression
  • and crushed for my iniquity.
  • to be my righteousness forever.

Take my sin

  • my back-breaking yoke
  • my strength-sapping burden
  • the best that I can ever do.

And give me your Son

  • so I dwell in your presence
  • and be free to love and obey you
  • all of my days
  • forever.