Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. … Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me (Ps. 51:10, 12).

Help me to rid myself of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like a newborn baby, help me to crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it I may grow up in my salvation, now that I have tasted that the Lord is good (1 Pet. 2:1-2).

Lord, Your Word says how I can keep my way pure: by living according to Your Word. I will seek You with all my heart; help me not to stray from Your commands. Help me to hide Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You (Ps. 119:9-11).

In this day of your praise, draw me closer to you.

Praying God’s Word