Prayer of Forgiveness & Repentance

Johnathan L Baker

Psalm 51 was written by David when he sought forgiveness and repentance after he had slept with Bathsheba. David was supposed to be leading his army into battle but he chose to stay home. We read in 2nd Samuel 11 how David found himself in a situation in which he was tempted with sex. David had great power and was able to do anything he wanted and he wanted Bathsheba. He chose to use his God given power to have Bathsheba brought to him and he sleeps with her. She then becomes pregnant. David decides that since she is married, he needs to get rid of her husband. David has him placed at the front of the battle and he is killed.

God gives a message to the prophet Nathan and he in return tells David of how God is disappointed in him. Afterwards it appears that David feels the…

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