When a Muslim cleanses his body before
the obligatory prayers five times a day, he prays
as he washes his face, and rinses his mouth
and cleans his nose
asking that he be cleansed, so he can smell
the scent of his spirit.
I would just say, “My Lord, please wash my sins.
My hands have washed this part and that part,
but these hands do not know how to wash my spirit.
I can wash the skin of my arms and face,
but YOU, my Lord,
You alone can wash me and detox me..
April 2nd 2016.