National Poetry Writing Month - 2013
Day Fourteen -- April 14th
Laundry Room Prayer
by Jeanie Killion
I have a secret place of prayer
four walls of my home;
a place where I retreat to be
Jesus, all alone.
It’s a place of work and worship
serve the ones I love . . .
pray to God in Heaven
as I wash shirts, pants & gloves.
I wash the colors and the whites
with water and with soap,
and cast my cares upon the Lord,
who fills my heart with hope.
I place wet clothes in the dryer
and fold them when they’re dry.
God holds me in His strong embrace
and dries each tear I cry.
I iron out the wrinkled spots
in clothes my family wears.
My Father gives me peace & joy
and whispers that He cares.
So, tho’ it’s just a laundry room,
I love this secret place . . .
where I go to be alone with God
and gaze into His face.