Create in Me a Pure Heart

Written by: Ricky Spears       Recorded by: Ricky Spears

Create in Me a Pure Heart

This meditation is the second of a three part series on Psalm 51. In Have Mercy on Me, O God, we examined the first 6 verses as David laments over his sin of committing adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband Uriah, and asks God to forgive him. In this meditation, you will contemplate verses 7 through 12 where David asks God to clean him, renew him, and restore him. In a previous meditation, you asked God to Guard Your Heart; in this meditation you ask God to Create in Me a Pure Heart.

When I originally began to write the first meditation in this series, I was only going to do a few particular verses from this Psalm. As I meditated on it in my own life though, I realized that every line holds life-changing truth that needs to be seriously contemplated. A single meditation would probably be more than an hour long though, so I decided to present it in a three-part series. This is the second of those three parts. I am now planning to do more series type meditations that will build and elaborate on each other and allow us to go deeper into the study and personal application of God's Word. Let me know what you think in the comments. (Photo by Jennifer Milward. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)

Scriptures: Psalm 51:7-12, Exodus 12:22, John 19:28-29

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  1. Anonymous
    October 24th, 2009 at 2:30 am

    I did my first meditation retreat in March, and have managed to keep practicing two hours (almost) every day. (Though like you said, traveling messes things up, so I tend to aim for one hour a day in those cases.) I’ve been really happy having this as part of my life. It’s a long way from enlightenment, but any amount of mindfulness that creeps into the rest of my life from meditation is a good thing.

  2. Valerie Faye Vorster
    December 27th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Create in me a pure heart, is number 2.

    Number 1 is called ?
    number 3 of Ceate in me a pure heart?

    Please and thank you

  3. Ricky Spears
    January 26th, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Valerie – I apologize for taking so long to reply to this. Thanks for letting me know about this confusion. It wasn’t so much of an issue before we redesigned the site and stopped referencing meditations by title only instead of by number.

    “Have Mercy on Me, Oh God,” is part 1 and covers Psalm 51:1-6 (
    “Then I Will Teach” is part 3 and covers Psalm 51:13-19 (

    I’ve updated the links in the post to reflect this too.

  4. Rose Wade
    April 7th, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Yesterday I did Part 1 of this series. When I click to listen to “Create in Me a Pure Heart”, I get a 30 sec. advertisement.. What is the link to Part 2?

    Thank you

  5. Steve Dalton
    April 9th, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Create in me a pure heart is a Premium meditation. If you are a premium member and are logged in you should be able to hear the meditation. Premium membership is $10 for 3 months. To become a premium member click here.

    Thanks for listening!

    Steve Dalton

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