A person looking out over mountains
Pause and Pray

Doing Your Spiritual Laundry

May 23, 2022
Clothes drying on outdoor line


How often do you do laundry? How often should you be doing laundry? Our clothes get more worn as the day goes on. Even outside of the normal wear and tear, we may spill, get muddied, or even rip a hole. Just like our clothes, our spiritual lives need to be laundered too.


Lord, there are many part of me that need to be washed.
Cleanse my worries, cleanse my thoughts.
Cleanse my habits, cleanse my intentions.
Cleanse my sins, cleanse my judgments.
Cleanse my mindset, cleanse my actions.
Create in me a new, squeaky-clean heart, oh God.


Many prayer practices such as the Ignatian Examen encourage us to take a look at our actions and perhaps the motivations for those actions as well. How do you plan to move forward?



Terrie Boyd
Fri, 06/03/2022 - 10:30 PM
Terrie Boyd
I always enjoy the read Everyone has spiritual laundry that could be cleaned but as long as my bustle provided by God is clean my laundry can stay in the basket a while... I love the monastery of the Holy Spirit! Terrie Girl 💗

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