David cries out for forgiveness from a repentant heart to a God he so desperately longs to be reconciled too. He knows his sin separates him and he pens two of the most beautiful prayers of repentance (sinners prayers) known to mankind. The Sinners Prayer of today is based upon the prayers of David. It is the moment we understand that we are in need of a relationship with our Heavenly Father, yet understand our sin separates us from being able to commune with him intimately as our heart desperately desires.
Hence the need for Jesus redemptive work on the cross. His blood sanctifies, and cleanses away all of our sins. Creating in us a new creation, a new man, that can commune with God through our heavenly priest – Jesus Christ!
David says it best “wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow” – there is no cleaner feeling than having the Lord wash our souls clean from sin. When we ask for forgiveness and repent of our sins Jesus Christ washes it all away, sanctification of the highest and most Godly form, only available through his precious blood.
Psalm 51 (KJV)
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
Psalm 32 (KJV)
1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
*** I recommend the Interlinear Hebrew Greek English Bible for an accurate study of scriptures. Also available in a 4 Volume Set (larger print than single volume) Interlinear Hebrew Greek English 4 Volume Set
6 thoughts on “Psalm 51 & 32 The Original Sinners Prayers?”
All I can say is “Hallelujah” for restoration when we come in confession and repentance! Our God is so good!
Most precious gift anyone can ever receive…forgiveness and salvation…two sighs of relief your soul longs for. What a feeling being cleansed is…really it is indescribable with words…it is a feeling you have to experience to understand. I am thankful Gods grace called me to repentance!!! I do know that!
Amen – GOD is my hiding place. Thank you
He is a beautiful hiding place ❤️
The Psalms are wonderful. I could spend all year in them. 🙏🏻😊
I have heard people say that the Sinners Prayer is not Biblical…both of these Psalms embody the Sinners Prayer. They are prayers of repentance.