Psalm 51:8

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Make me hear joy and gladness
That the bones You have broken may rejoice

Only someone who understands just how amazingly gracious God is can pray like this—can pray for joy and the warmth of God's smile after having sinned so grievously against Him. I was glad to look up Spurgeon on the verse and find him putting it more eloquently than I could:

Preposterous prayer anywhere but at the throne of God! Preposterous there most of all but for the Cross, where Jehovah Jesus bore our sins in His own body on the tree.

God grant us the faith to always pray preposterously—only that kind of praying honours the enormity of God's grace.

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