The Marvel of Mercy

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Abundant in love,

God, I need Your grace.

Bathe me in mercy;

every sin erase.

I know I transgress,

in word, thought and deed.

Evil in Your sight,

desperate in need.

I deserve judgment,

as You want what’s true.

Yet You grant wisdom,

forgive and renew.

Cleanse me and I’m clean;

as spotless as snow.

Washed in Your kindness,

forgiven, I’ll know.

Let joy and gladness,

be what my heart hears.

Please look no longer,

at my former years.

Create a pure heart,

steadfastness in me.

Take not Your Spirit,

nor presence from Thee.

Restore unto me,

my reason for joy.

Make my heart willing,

so sin won’t destroy.

(Responding to Psalm 51:1-12)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your love for us is unending, and that You grant us grace and mercy when we deserve judgment.  Forgive us for our every word, thought and deed that has not honored You, and lead us to live and love in a way that gives glory to You.  Grant us wisdom in the ways we are meant to go, and an acute awareness of Your permanent presence in our hearts and all around us.  May our willing hearts love well, so that many might come to be cleansed in Your mercy and grace.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

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