A Prayer of Repentence

I read this prayer this morning, and even though the word's weren't exactly mine they came from my heart. I felt so much emotion and conviction when I prayed. Feeling God's presence just did something to me. I am learning that even if I fall it is imperative that I keep getting up. I was so used to falling and staying down, but I now claim victory in the meantime. I told God that I'm never going to quit. I'm never going to give up on our relationship. I have faith and I believe that it is so.

Sometimes, I don't always know what to say when I pray and I know I needed restoration, forgiveness and grace. I needed to repent. I had my apartment to myself this morning. My heart was heavy but I didn't exactly know what to say. I was reading Joyce Meyer's "Battlefield of the Mind", and found this scripture. It made me melt as it touched home. I couldn't wait to get some alone time with God so that I could express all that was on my heart. 

If you ever need to pray and repent but don't know what words or scriptures to use this is always a good start...

Psalms 51

Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,[a]
And blameless when You judge.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast 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 uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.
Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.

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