Have mercy, O God, in your kindness.
In your compassion blot out my offense.
O wash me more and more from my guilt,
And cleanse me from all my sin.
My offenses truly I know them,
For my sin is always before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned,
And done what is evil in your sight.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And put a new, and steadfast spirit within me.
Cast me not from your presence,
And take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Indeed you love truth in the heart,
Then teach me wisdom in my inmost being,
That you may be blameless in your judgment.
I was born a sinner was I conceived.
Give me again the joy and gladness of your help,
That the bones which you have crushed may revive.
Iʼll teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return.
Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall sing your praise.
You take no delight in burnt offerings.
Were I to give one, you would refuse.
My sacrifice is a broken spirit.
A humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.
A prayer of repentance for all sins committed against life.