afternoon of Day 1!). I've got work to do online, and each time I'm tested to not spend time in my personal feed, or if I skim through it looking for specific updates to pray about (a friend's father passed, another friend has a sick child, and I want to keep up with my kids/grandkids!) I am tempted to "LIKE" and "COMMENT" - the very things I do NOT want to do! I'm turning to prayer to break this habit - THESE HABITS - and I'm seeking scripture to guide me.
Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.
Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.
For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.
For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.
Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me—now let me rejoice. Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt.
Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you.
Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.
You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering.
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