Personalize Psalm 51 (The Message), by speaking your name in every blank.
Generous in love—God, give grace!
Huge in mercy—wipe out ________’s bad record.
Scrub away ________’s guilt,
soak out ________’s sins in your laundry.
________ knows how bad he/she has been;
________’s sins are staring him/her down.
You’re the One ________ has violated, and you’ve seen
it all, seen the full extent of ________’s evil.
You have all the facts before you;
whatever you decide about ________ is fair.
________ has been out of step with you for a long time,
in the wrong since before ________ was born.
What you’re after is truth from the inside out.
Enter ________, then; conceive a new, true life.
Soak ________ in your laundry and I’ll come out clean,
scrub ________ and he/she will have a snow-white life.
Tune ________ in to foot-tapping songs,
set these once-broken bones to dancing.
Don’t look too close for blemishes,
give ________ a clean bill of health.
God, make a fresh start in ________,
shape a Genesis week from the chaos of ________’s life.
Don’t throw ________ out with the trash,
or fail to breathe holiness in ________.
Bring ________ back from gray exile,
put a fresh wind in ________’s sails!
Give ________ a job teaching rebels your ways
so the lost can find their way home.
Commute ________’s death sentence, God, my salvation God,
and ________ will sing anthems to your life-giving ways.
Unbutton ________’s lips, dear God;
________ will let loose with your praise.
Going through the motions doesn’t please you,
a flawless performance is nothing to you.
________ learned God-worship
when his/her pride was shattered.
Heart-shattered lives ready for love
don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.
Make Zion the place you delight in,
repair Jerusalem’s broken-down walls.
Then you’ll get real worship from us,
acts of worship small and large,
Including all the bulls
they can heave onto your altar!
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