Psalm for the Week

Psalm 51:1-13
The Message

Response: God, make a fresh start in me,
 shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.


Generous in love—God, give grace!
 Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record.
Scrub away my guilt,
 soak out my sins in your laundry.
I know how bad I’ve been;
 my sins are staring me down.

Response: God, make a fresh start in me,
 shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.


You’re the One I’ve violated, and you’ve seen
 it all, seen the full extent of my evil.
You have all the facts before you;
 whatever you decide about me is fair.
I’ve been out of step with you for a long time,
 in the wrong since before I was born.
What you’re after is truth from the inside out.
 Enter me, then; conceive a new, true life.

Response: God, make a fresh start in me,
 shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.

Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean,
 scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life.
Tune me in to foot-tapping songs,
 set these once-broken bones to dancing.
Don’t look too close for blemishes,
 give me a clean bill of health.

Response: God, make a fresh start in me,
 shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.