Whiter than snow…

March 13, 2012 | My Jottings

Not long ago, my dear sister-in-law Christy and I were blessed to visit Pacem in Terris (Latin for Peace on Earth), a silent retreat center in St. Francis, MN.

I’ve been there before, but never in winter. Here is the prayer hermitage I stayed in for two days and nights:

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.

Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.

Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:1-7

The longer I live, the more the kindness, patience and mercy of God bless and astound me!



  1. Helen in Switzerland says:

    That’s something that I would really love to do too. H xx

  2. Just Julie says:

    I hope you can too Helen! I wonder if there’s something like this in Switzerland…I would be interested in that one!

  3. Jessica says:

    I really need to get here sometime…

  4. Just Julie says:

    I would love for you to go!! Pray about it….really. 🙂

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