SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
PREPARE YOUR HEART
Psalm 51 records King David’s words of contrition & repentance after the prophet Nathan called him out for a series of unconscionable transgressions: adultery, murder, and abusing the authority that God had granted David as the King of Israel and Judah.
Rather than defend or cover up his actions as was the custom of most kings in those days, David pleaded to God for mercy. He begged to be washed clean to the depths of his heart, that God might renew his spirit and restore the joy of His salvation.
These words are not unique to David’s situation. They apply to all of us and serve as a helpful guide as we prepare our hearts throughout the season of Lent in anticipation of the great Resurrection Celebration at the climax of Holy Week.