What is the prayer for God to give us repentance and what is the story behind it.
There are many prayers that are included in the Holy Psalm of the Orthodox Church, but one is the one that distinguishes and attributes the pain that the sinful man feels towards God for his sins.
The Pentecostal Psalm of David is constantly used by the faithful in almost all daily services, midnight, orthros, supper, etc., to convey the pain of the soul and the Divine Mercy that the praying believer seeks from the Lord.
It is the wonderful and well-known Psalm of David the 50th Psalm. It is said that he wrote it around 1000 BC *
You will hear a lot nowadays antiquity mainly to say how the ancestors of Old As Testament were sinners and did acts which are incompatible with Christianity.
All of them usually speak with an orthodox pseudo-identity that for the uninitiated and ignorant in matters of faith is enough to accept all the unsubstantiated theological and non-historical which from time to time show on television books and social media.
The Christ had said that the sinless the stone put and them as sinless blame collectively their forefathers in the Old Testament, the flesh that ancestors of our Lord Jesus Christ to poor categories that can irritate the nationalist instinct of their listeners and thus sell poisonous their treatise, artfully concealing that the forefathers of the Old Testament are not honored as Saints by our church only for the good they did to God and men, but mainly for their repentance which is an example to be imitated for all of us today.
The verses of this beautiful Psalm are the following:
Have mercy on me, God, in Your great Mercy and in the multitude of Your mercies, eradicate my iniquity! Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. That I know my iniquity, and my sin is for ever. I only sinned against you, and I cursed the wicked one before You. As if you are justified in Your words and victorious in being judged.
Behold, my mother was arrested in iniquity, and in sin did my mother ascend.
Behold, you have truly loved. The unseen and the secrets of wisdom You revealed to me. Randies I squeeze and clean. You wash me and in favor of snow I whiten. You hear me rejoice and rejoice. Bones rejoice in humiliation. Turn Your face away from my sins; And eliminate all my iniquities. May God build a pure heart in me. And they instilled in me a direct spirit. Do not reject me from Your face; And Your Holy Spirit is not withheld from me. Return to the rejoicing of Your salvation. And spiritually hegemonic support me! I teach Your ways unrighteously; And disrespectful to You in return. Pour me out of blood God. The God of my salvation. My tongue rejoices in Your righteousness.
Lord, open my lips, and my mouth announces Your grace.
That, if you wanted to sacrifice, I gave if! Holocausts ou prosper. Sacrifice of God, spirit crushed. May God not overwhelm a heart broken and humiliated. Dear Lord, in Your prosperity Zion and let the walls of Jerusalem be built. Then prosperity sacrifices of justice, report and holocausts. Then open your calves to your altar!
* At that time David was overwhelmed with passion for the beautiful Bath-sheba, the wife of General Uri. This pernicious erotic passion blinded him.
The Hittite Uriah was a brave general loyal to King David. Nevertheless, it clouded David’s mind. He sent the brave and loyal Uriah to the most dangerous point of the front to be killed by all means. Indeed, in the battle against the Ammonites, the brave Uriah fought heroically and was killed. Then David took the widow Bath-sheba as his wife.
The omniscient God saw the abominable act of David. He sent the prophet Nathan to the king to rebuke him severely for his great sin. The Book of KINGS Chapter 2 of the Old Testament mentions Nathan’s visit to King David in the following words:
..And the Lord sent Nathan the prophet to David. And he went in unto him, and said, What hast thou done unto the word of the Lord? You threw Urian the Hittite in a sword and you took his wife as a wife ..!
David ‘s punishment was great. Bethsabee, the child born to David, first died. David’s children from his other wives and concubines wanted to dethrone him. David’s eldest son, the handsome Absalom, rebelled.
King David deeply repented. Overwhelmed by his sin, he asked God to forgive him. His words of repentance came out like a fervent prayer to God. He asked for forgiveness for his grave sin.
Humiliated and deeply devastated, the great king of Israel wrote the 50th Psalm that is read and sung to music in the Holy Temples of the Orthodox Christians!