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Prelude: Preparing to Begin (Mosiah 3:19)

TitlePrelude: Preparing to Begin (Mosiah 3:19)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsPoetry; Temple Worship

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Prelude: Preparing to Begin

I pass through gates and doors
that define the sacred space,
    slow my step,
        quiet the chaos,
             still the stress.
Willing to put off the natural man,
I cubicle the day’s commotion
and start to change.
I take off my dusty shoes,
remove apparel of the world.
Deliberately, I fold
pretense and distraction,
place them on the narrow shelf.
I hang my bold dress
on the temporary hook
and put on unspotted white.


Scripture Reference

Mosiah 3:19