Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God, And Renew A Steadfast Spirit Within Me! Change Me, Lord! By Stormie Omartian.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (NKJV)
When my husband, Michael, and I were first married and differences arose between us, praying was definitely not my first thought. In fact, it was closer to a last resort. I tried other methods first, such as arguing, pleading, ignoring, avoiding, confronting, debating, and—of course—the ever-popular silent treatment. And the results? Not surprisingly, they were less than satisfying!
When I did pray, often resentment, anger, unforgiveness, or an ungodly attitude clouded my communication with God. While I may have had a good reason for these emotions, my prayers were not coming from a right heart. What’s more, I was praying that my husband would conform to my ideal image of him…
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