Great Prayers of the Bible                    by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson         

Week 4 Outline


David’s Prayer for Pardon and Confession of Sin (Psalm 51)


Setting the Scene (2 Samuel 11-12)

A Look at Psalm 51

1. Pleading for God’s Mercy (Psalm 51:1-2)

Mercy and Compassion (Psalm 51:1)

A Request for Pardon (Psalm 51:1b-2)

2. Confessing and Acknowledging Sin (Psalm 51:3-5)

3. Hungering for a Pure Heart Once More (Psalm 51:6-12)

Integrity in the Heart (Psalm 51:6)

A Prayer for Deep Cleansing (Psalm 51:7)

A Prayer for the Joy of Salvation (Psalm 51:8, 12)

A Prayer for a Pure Heart (Psalm 51:10, 12b)

Do Not Take Your Holy Spirit from Me (Psalm 51:11)

4. Resolving to Declare God’s Grace (Psalm 51:13-15)

5. Offering the Sacrifice of a Contrite Heart (Psalm 51:16-17)

Not Outward Religion (Psalm 51:16)

But a Broken and Contrite Heart (Psalm 51:17)

6. Praying for Jerusalem’s Prosperity (Psalm 51:18-19)

Lessons from a Prayer for Pardon

Alpha and Omega MBC was founded in Chicago as a church committed to promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Alpha and Omega is a community minded and family friendly church where a stranger can find a friend and families can worship together.


As a community minded church we endeavor to bring community minded activities and resources to our members as well as the surrounding community.


Our goal is to expand our community projects to include and after school program as well as an adult continuing education center among our services that would be of value to our members and surrounding community.



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