For this, LORD, I pray.
My desires receding,
Each new action showing
Purity that's growing.
For this, LORD, I pray:
For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves....
--Leviticus 11:44 ESV
Poem and photo ©2008 James L. Swindle
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