This is a loose paraphrase of Psalm 51, relating the ideas of the psalm to our daily failures and our need for God's grace. It is written in a very everyday style.

Extract from the piece:

Dear Lord,
life ambushes us,
it's the nature of things.
This broken world side-tracks and distracts us,
it is full of traps, temptations and terrors,
and we fall at times,
frequently, daily, sometimes hour by hour.

It's the nature of us.
We are flawed, fragile, frantic beings,
hungry for satisfaction, for a quick fix, for an escape.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to your extraordinary love;
according to your kindness, compassion and crucified grace.
Please deal with our wrongdoing,
remove the stains, heal the past, and lift the guilt.

We offer you all that we are -
our mistakes, our falling short, our regrets,
our strengths and weaknesses, disasters and triumphs...

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