Have mercy on me, O God! Blot out my sins against you in your steadfast love and bountiful grace. Accept my sacrifice of a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart. Purge me with hyssop. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. You delight in truth in my inward being; and you teach me wisdom in my secret heart. Create in me an new heart, Lord, and renew a right spirit within me. Open my lips to declare your praise in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Psalm 51:17 ESV)