“. . . the prayer open thou my lips is no mere formula but the cry of one whose conscience has shamed him into silence. He longs to worship freely, gratefully again; and he believes that by the grace of God he will. Seen in its true setting, this heartfelt, humble plea leads the worshipper in one step from confession to the brink of praise.” (Derek Kidner, Psalms 1-72, p. 193).
The Bible study this evening at Trinity Presbyterian Church focuses on Psalm 51, David’s great prayer of repentance.