Today’s Key Scripture

“Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.”

— Psalm 19:12-13

As the psalmist wrote, prayer has the power to purge and cleanse our hearts from all sin.

When we spend more and more time in prayer, we will say with David, “Then shall I be blameless.” When we pray persistently and seek God with all our heart, we will increasingly live a life that is upright before God. More and more, we will walk in righteousness before God.

This is a process that takes perseverance, for the Bible tells us, “Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you” (Hosea 10:12).

David wrote, “Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart! They also do no iniquity; they walk in His ways” (Psalm 119:2-3).

It is only as we seek Him with our whole heart that we will receive His power to live a holy life, for only then will we experience the promise that we will need to avoid sin and distractions. Only then can we walk in His ways with a clean heart.

Pray persistently. Spend time in God’s presence. Then a life of deliverance from sin will be yours.


A Prayer for Today

Lord, my God, I am but a sinner, saved by Your grace. I know I am powerless without Your divine intervention every day of my life. And I am so grateful You continue to have mercy upon me as I walk this life with You. I need Your cleansing. I confess my faults to you—faults that You already know. I ask for your tender mercies, love, and forgiveness. Even though I am so undeserving, I thank You for Jesus’ death on the cross for all my sins and shortcomings. Grant that I may increasingly live pleasingly in your sight, seeking Your will, and giving all glory to You. I pray this in the name above all names, Jesus, amen.


*All references NKJV unless otherwise noted.