“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.”
The word “create” in this verse is the same one used in Genesis 1:1 and refers only to what God can do. David was asking that his heart be renewed, restored, and transformed. God is the only source of such a renewal. If we really want to take hold of our emotions we have to realize that it is God who is going to restore, renew and transform us. We can’t get this from any one other person or source, we must lean on God to allow the Holy Spirit to work within us and create a clean heart.
Let’s say this prayer,
“Heavenly Father I come before you humbly today and ask that you create in me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Take away my past hurts, my past fears, my past pain and my past failures and help me to walk in Your path and plan you have for me. Thank you Lord for you presence and for you never leaving me or forsaking me. O Lord I praise you for it today and it is in Jesus name. Amen”