Purge me with hyssop

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Hyssop by H. Zell (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0

O my Lord, since it seems you are determined to save me,
I ask that you may do so quickly.
And since you have decided to dwell within me,
I ask that you clean your house, wiping away all the grime of sin.

Teresa of Avila, 1515-1582, Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun and reformer


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Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

 

One thought on “Purge me with hyssop

  1. Thank you for your thoughtful Lenten prayer selections build around confession, repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. The art is also wonderfully matched with the prayers.

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