Prayer

Create in me a clean heart , O God

And put a new and right spirit within me.  [Psalm 51:10]

 

Create in Me a Clean Heart

Create in me a clean heart , O God

And put a new and right spirit within me.  [Psalm 51:10]

Create in me a clean heart, open and receptive,

So that I may embrace the many ways you choose to visit my life.

Create in me a clean heart, cleared of the refuse of old battles with others and destructive opposition with myself

Create in me a clean heart, purified through the daily disruptions and the life encounters that take me beyond my grasping control and self-centeredness

Create in me a clean heart, freed from the clutter of cultural enticements, so that I can enjoy the beauty of life’s simple things and relish the gifts I easily take for granted.

Create in me a clean heart, bathed free from harsh thoughts, guilt, and perfectionist tendencies, welcoming others with the embrace of non-judgment.

Create in me a clean heart, brushed free from frantic busyness, so that I will have time to dwell with you in the listening space of solitude and silence.

Michael Harrison
Deputy Principal: Mission & Community