As we live in the world today, it is not easy to keep our heart pure. Temptations are always around us and all we need to do is access the internet on our phone to have our purity tested.
It is a common fact that is nearly impossible to keep a pure heart without the grace of God. If we are left to ourselves, we have tiny natural strength to resist temptation.
Because of that, it is highly important to cry out to God when the temptations are especially fierce. He is the only one who can save us from our sins and lead us on the path to purity.
Below is a special Psalm which is helpful to pray during the times of temptation and it can be repeated over and over again until the temptation passes away.
“Have mercy on me, God, in accord with your merciful love;
in your abundant compassion blot out my offence.
Thoroughly wash away my guilt;
and from my sin cleanse me.
Cleanse me with hyssop, that I may be pure;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
You will let me hear gladness and joy;
the bones you have crushed will rejoice.
Turn away your face from my sins;
blot out all my iniquities.
A clean heart create for me, God;
renew within me a steadfast spirit.
Do not drive me from before your face,
nor take from me your holy spirit.
Restore to me the gladness of your salvation;
uphold me with a willing spirit”. (Psalm 51:1-5, 9-14)