Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.
amid the clutter within me
I hollow out a clearing
where you might create
a clear heart,
transparent to your grace,
a new spirit,
breathing your life,
your love, your light.
What I have made and managed,
even what I have worked so hard on,
I sweep aside.
Breathe me into me.
In stillness I clear the space.
Create in me a clear heart, O God,
and put a new and faithful spirit within me.