Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.
In the beginning
your spirit broods over the waters of my soul.
You say, “Let there be light”
and you create in me a new heart.
You put a good new spirit within me.
With each breath I take you begin.
Your power to make me new,
your grace to make me faithful
is never diminished.
You mend me,
like light forgives darkness.
I behold the world you create in me,
the spirit you breathe into me,
and I am filled with wonder, awe and gratitude.
create in me.
—March 16, 2018