Today’s devotional is a Scripture which is a prayer suitable for us all and a poetic meditation on that prayer. I think you will find it a blessing if you meditate on it. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 51:10 (ESV)
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
“How helpless guilty nature lies,
Unconscious of its load!
The heart, unchanged, can never rise
To happiness and God.
Can aught beneath a power divine
The stubborn will subdue?
‘Tis thine, Eternal Spirit, thine
To form the heart anew.
‘Tis thine the passions to recall,
And upwards bid them rise;
And make the scales of error fall
From reason’s darkened eyes.
To chase the shadow of death away,
And bid the sinner live;
A beam of heaven, a vital ray,
‘Tis thine alone to give.
O change these wretched hearts of ours,
And give them life divine;
Then shall our passions and our powers
Almighty Lord! be Thine.”