Friday, August 14, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

A Prayer of Confession    

Today's reading is one of the most famous laments in the Bible (probably because it is the great prayer of confession suggested for daily use in the Book of Common Prayer).  In its 19 verses, it offers a variety of ways for God to transform a sinner into a person of faith, by transforming the heart, the brain (through the knowledge of good and evil) and the mouth (through ways to give God praise instead of condemnation).  "Create in me a new heart, O God, and restore a right spirit within me."

Read Psalm 51  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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