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“Create in me a clean heart, O God”

The psalm that I use each year throughout my Lenten reflections is Psalm 51, verses 10 to 12 … “Create 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.” I will use my musings in the coming weeks to reflect on each of the phrases of this psalm that is so meaningful and relevant to this time of our liturgical year.

First, “Create in me a clean heart, O God”.  This is a prayer of repentance acknowledging that in our humanity we so easily become compromised in our faithfulness to who God calls us to be and all God calls us to do. The world we live in leads us to sin which is a direct result of our human condition and the choices we make with God’s gift of a free will and a free spirit. However, God promises us, especially through His Son Jesus, that we can be cleansed of our sins and be restored into a right relationship with God. Throughout this season of Lent, that is the focus of our liturgical rhythm as an opportunity to recognize and value God’s gift of grace, love and mercy. Read More.

Posted on: March 8th, 2023

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