YOUR CLOTH PRAYER CLOSET
A story about Yom Kippur**
The truth of which I’ve been assured…
Under their prayer shawls
Men confess it all,
Out loud–purification ensured!
Prayer shawls are their secret places
Mrs. Wesley put her apron o’er her face as…+
Her closet of prayer,
Herr covering over hair
Alone with God faces-to-faces.
Confess then repent of your sin,
And God will gladly step in…
Make you His child,,
Tame your wild
Nature and He’ll live within.
Confessing one’s sins is terrific,
But only if very specific…
God’s answer won’t earn,
Confession by mouth is intrinsic!***
That synagogue at Yom Kippur,
Shouted their sins to be sure…
Not one escaped
But was caught by its nape
And covered by God’s love secure!
Scriptures used in the preparation of this poem include:
* Also see…Numbers 15: 37-41; Deuteronomy 22: 12; Romans 10: 9-10; Acts 8: 22; Isaiah 55: 6-7; and Psalm 32: 5.
** Yom Kippur…the holiest time in the Jewish faith, where one confesses and repents of sin and is purified for the coming year.
*** Confession by mouth…Romans 10: 9-10; Acts 8: 22.
+ Mrs. Wesley refers to the mother of John and Charles Wesley….from John Wesley’s biography.