Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. Psalm 51:12a Man cannot find true essential joy anywhere but in his relationship to God. Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917

.sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:12 My lips are ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel, and my ways reluctant to amend. The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 1600/1700s

(After King David ask God to restore and sustain him) Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will turn back to You. Psalm 51:13
Take your mess and turn it into a message. Don Piper, Baptist minister, author “90 minutes in Heaven”

Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed*, O God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness. Psalm 51:14 His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then gives great favours and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God. CH Spurgeon *murder of faithful Uriah and the men with him to cover his sin of adultery with Bathsheba.

O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise. Psalm 51:15 From the hidden springs within let sweetly flowing rivulets of testimony flow forth, giving drink to every passer-by. Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist