Mercy Meant for Me

I looked to the Lord for healing
My body racked in pain
I knew He would not fail me
He’d healed me again and again

I looked to Him for deliverance
From the guilt stains of past sins
He offered me His salvation
Then delivered me deep within

All of it is mercy
God’s mercy abundant and free
Everything I’m blessed with
Is mercy meant for me

I looked to the Lord for patience
To walk through the trials of life
He said I will always be with you
I’ll give you the strength to survive

I knew then that all would be wonderful
As I looked to the Lord for life
I bowed down and thanked Him for mercy
Abundant and free He supplies

All of it is mercy
God’s mercy abundant and free
Everything I’m blessed with
Is mercy meant for me

Be the Blessing

So many people look around for relevance these days
It seems that we got lost along the way
Either we have closed ourselves to putting others first
Or we’ve gotten caught in our own selfish ways

It’s so unfortunate that we don’t see the others needs
That we don’t extend the mercy we’ve received
We’re called to be benevolent and merciful to all
Because mercy is what fills the others needs

Let’s look outside ourselves today and see who we can touch.
Let’s be the blessing God wants us to be
We can change the world if we’ll step outside ourselves
To be what God intended us to be

 

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/a-new-daily-post-word-prompt-june-15th-2018-word-benevolent/

Blessings Cup

Sometimes things come to an end
It’s time to say goodbye
I bid farewell and move on past
A tear drops from my eye

Then out of nowhere comes a note
Of an incipient place
Where all of it can start again
Like nothing was erased

Our thanks to Sheryl for the time
She took to start this up
I pray it works the way she wants
And fills her blessing cup

In response to the NEW daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/a-new-daily-post-word-prompt-june-11th-2018-word-incipient/

Basking In Liberty

I want to have more of Jesus
More of His love and His grace
More of the joy He gives me
I want to see His face

I want to partake of His blessings
Abundant they are to me
I want to live in His fullness
And bask in His liberty

There’s only one way to do this
I must daily abide in His word
His life-giving message is written
So I can know just what’s in store

His promises are everlasting
His mercy and grace will endure
As long as I stay close beside Him
And make Him my Savior and Lord

 

In response to the daily prompt Partake

Have Mercy, Lord, On Me

Please take my sorrow and grant me joy
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my worry and grant me hope
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my doubt and grant me faith
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my sickness and grant me health
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my poverty and give my wealth
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my weakness and grant me strength
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my foolishness and grant me wisdom
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my bondage and grant me freedom
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my inability and grant me ability
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my waywardness and grant me guidance
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my sin and grant me justification
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my pride and grant me humility
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my anxiety and grant me patience
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my harshness and grant me gentleness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my rudeness and grant me goodness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my gluttony and grant me temperance
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Pleaser take my forwardness and grant me meekness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my unforgiveness and grant me forgiveness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my confusion and grant me peace
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my anger and grant me understanding
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my hate and grant me love
Have mercy, Lord, on me

 

One More Day

Slivered sunbeams touch the gray clouds at morn
As rising sunlight begins the clouds to adorn
Shimmering red and orange fills the coming dawn
You’ve granted me one more day

Slipping slowly out from the comfort of bed
Opening eyes wiping the sleep from my head
Feet hit the floor standing I slowly tread
I praise you for one more day

Your mercy is overwhelming
Your grace washes over me
Your love surrounds me in the air I breath
You are all I need

Solemnly sifting through the truth in your book
Studying how you bless those that look
I am grateful that me you have not forsook
I will give to you this one more day

You owe me nothing
Yet you grant me breathe
I am but dust
Yet you gave up your life
I often fail
Yet your faithful to me
Marvelous wonderful Lord

Your mercy is overwhelming
Your grace washes over me
Your love surrounds me in the air I breath
You are all I need

You owe me nothing
Yet you grant me breathe
I am but dust
Yet you gave up your life
I often fail
Yet your faithful to me
Marvelous wonderful Lord

Morning Prayer

Prepare me for the battles that come my way today
Keep my mind stayed on you and well above the fray
Let my spirit be uplifted as in your sweet grace I stay
Jesus thank you for this day

Touch those people on my prayer list with your love today
Bring healing to their bodies and strength to those who wait
Help them see the answer to the needs for which they pray
Jesus thank you for this day

Our government needs you Lord for wisdom on this day
Help them follow in the right and Godly way
A new spirit of unity us needed Lord I pray
Jesus thank you for this day

My family needs you desperately in oh so many ways
Give strength to my sweet wife as she goes throughout this day
A touch to all three daughters that you’ll answer when they pray
Jesus thank you for this day

My pastor needs your wisdom to bring the word today
I ask you send your spirit and give him words to say
Bless our church and people and hear them as they pray
Jesus thank you for this day

Now Lord I lift my heart to you and offer up my praise
I worship you with all my soul and thank you for your grace
Your mercy is around me and you hear the words I pray
Jesus thank you for this day

I now arise to greet this awesome day
My feet hit the floor and I am on my way
I know you have heard every word I pray
Jesus thank you for this day¬¬

Always Blessed 

I woke up abruptly the room bathed in light
It seemed that an angel was blinding my sight
Come closer He whispered and called me by name
I come here to bless you don’t be afraid

The Lord sent me to you to grant you one wish
Anything can be yours i will grant your request
I was awed by His splendor his voice was surreal
I thought this a dream but knew it was real

Anything could be mine from riches to fame
More wisdom or power could be mine today
I thought for a moment how my life would change
If any of these things would be mine today

Then I realized what a great life I had
I needed not riches or power or fame
I have a great family who loves me so much
I have lots of friends i am blessed by God’s touch

I looked at the angel the words came quite clear
Please heal my good friend so he’ll live many years
He has aches and pains and his nerves are all shot
He sure needs a touch for he lives God so much

The angel just smiled it is done He replied
You have spoken your wish your friend will arise
Then he left just as fast as he had appeared
But before he did these last words I did hear

Because you have prayed for your friend on this day
There’s a blessing that will soon be coming your way
I smiled as he left knowing he was correct
When we pray for others we always are blessed

Meant For God

Note to reader:  This is a very different type poem for me, but it is how I received it yesterday as I was taking my chemo infusion, watching the squirrels at the bird feeder.  It is in free verse.  The first two stanzas have 7 lines, the next two 6 lines, the next two five and so on.  I would appreciate any comments you might have.

Watching a squirrel
Dangling
By his toes
Barely holding on
Trusting his grip
On the wire
Holding the bird feeder

Eating the seeds
Meant for the birds
Not for him
He doesn’t care
Whose food it us
It’s his
Today

Reminds me
Of the thief
Who comes
To steal
Steal our lives
Not meant for him

Meant for God
Our creator
Our provider
Our protector
Our deliverer
Our Savior

We open the door
To the enemy
Allow him in
Unwittingly
 
Open the door
To God
Let Him in
Willingly

The enemy
Will steal
God’s blessings

God
Will restore
What the enemy steals

Resist
The enemy

Run
To God

Be

Blessed

There Are Times

There are times when I can hear Him
Whisper softly in my ear
And I listen so intently 
Yes, my Lord, I am here

 

There are times when I can feel Him
Reaching out to touch my pain
Warmth flows through His hand of mercy
And my hurt will not remain

 

There are times when I can sense His 
Holy Spirit by my side
He’s protecting me from danger
As His presence there abides

 

There are times I see His power
Working miracles for me
With amazing grace providing 
All that I will ever need

 

There are times His peace comes flowing 
Like a river over me
It is always overwhelming 
To be covered by His peace

 

There are times joy comes in bubbling 
Like a fountain in my soul
Even when my heart grows weary 
In His joy I can be whole

 

There are times His love surrounds me
With a presence oh so sweet
And I know that I must share it
With each person that I meet