David is referred to as a man after God's own heart. He was a mighty warrior and a powerful leader. And yes, he made some mistakes. One of them was his relationship with Bathsheba. And after all of the consequences he paid due to his falling off God's path, he had this prayer inside of him. It's a prayer of repentance. He had missed the mark. But he realized it and made things right with God.
We all miss the mark and make mistakes. Some of them not only hurt us, they hurt others. Yet, no matter how far we fall away from God, He will always take us back when we come to Him with a sincere heart and ask forgiveness for our bad choices. I love this prayer in The Passion Translation. Today, if you find yourself in a place outside of God's provision and protection, take a moment right now to ask for forgiveness. Pray this prayer. God will take you back, hold you close and restore to you the joy of being saved once again!