"Create a clean heart in me, O God. Give me back the joy of your salvation, and a willing spirit sustain in me."
Many of us find cleaning to be the least favorite thing about running a household. And with kids around, there is always plenty of cleaning to do.
One more thing: Today's psalm tells us that with a clean heart, we can have the joy of salvation. It might take a little effort to clean out the things that cloud our hearts, like resentment, anger, frustration, and selfishness. That's right, I now lots of moms that carry these things around and view motherhood as a burden. But getting a good confession out of your system leaves your heart squeaky clean and with it comes joy and a spirit willing to take on all the challenges of being a mom - even the cleaning!
Prayer: Dear God, help me to make a good confession of all the things that cloud my heart. Create a clean heart in me so that I may shine with the joy of salvation to all who know me, especially my children. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Addal, pray for me.