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 

My Past Has Passed

Your love is more than I can fathom
Your hope is way beyond compare
I can’t imagine why you chose to save me
When all I did was mock your name

When I fall into sin you send mercy 
When trials come around you lend grace
I see your hand surround me when I wander
And gently lead me back to your embrace

You see my future.  I see my past 
I need to learn that you always know what’s best
That when the trials of life come in I need to rest
You know my future.  My past has passed

I have been blessed by the joy that you give

It overwhelms me each day that I live

Your peace is a river that flows slow and free

I am so thankful that you have blessed me

 

When sickness of pain should enter my life

I know that you’ll heal me in your chosen time

And if I should lose someone real close to me

I know that your spirit will comfort my grief

You see my future.  I see my past 
I need to learn that you always know what’s best
That when the trials of life come in I need to rest
You know my future.  My past has passed

I can’t praise you enough for what you have done

Or for what you are going to do

So I yield control to your marvelous plan

And I lift my worship to you

Grace is Greater

I don’t know why He loves me, but He does

I don’t know why He saved me, but He did

He gave up all he had and left His throne above

To show His grace and mercy were enough

 

I don’t deserve His favor, but He gives

I don’t deserve His blessing, yet it rains

He treats me like His son who has finally come home

And tells me I will never be alone

 

His love is greater.

His love is deeper

His love is purer.

Than I have ever found

His grace is greater.

His grace is deeper

His grace is purer.

His mercy will abound

And when the final role is called

And my name is heard out loud

I will see Him as I cross the pearly gates

 

Now I know that by His stripes I’m healed

I know that He delivers, and sets me free

When trials come my way I know His loving hand

Will always guide me to His perfect plan

 

Now I know His power is so vast

He tells me He’s my strength, and it will last

I can depend on Him no matter what I face

To keep me in His sweet amazing grace

 

His love is greater.

His love is deeper

His love is purer.

Than I have ever found

His grace is greater.

His grace is deeper

His grave is purer

His mercy will abound

And when the final role is called

And my name is heard out loud

I will see Him as I cross the pearly gates

What Can I Offer You

What can I offer you Lord of my life?

All that I have is my praise sacrifice.

No matter the mood, or whatever the pain

I’ll still take the time to lift up your name

 

Praise the Lord.  He is worthy of praise

Praise the Lord all of my days

I will lift up His name

His wonderful name

Praise the Lord

 

How can I thank you oh Lord of my days?

You have given me all that I have by your grace.

I can only give thanks with the fruit of my lips

And I offer my life in thanks for your gifts

 

Thank you Lord.  You are worthy of praise

Thank you Lord all of my days

I will lift up His name

His wonderful name

Thank you Lord

 

You are the one that I long for

You are the one I adore

You are the one who saved me

And I’ll praise your name evermore

 

What can I do for you, Lord of all time?

How can I show that your love still abides?

All I can do is tell others around me

That your love is theirs if they’ll only believe

 

Praise the Lord.  He is worthy of praise

Praise the Lord all of my days

I will lift up His name

His wonderful name

Praise the Lord

You’re Welcome

There are so many times

I say Thank You Lord

For the wonderful things you have done

But oft I’m so busy

Giving Him thanks

That I don’t listen to His response

 

I think, if I’d listen

To hear His soft voice

The words He would say would be clear

He would once again

Tell me of His great love

As He whispers these words in my ear

 

Your welcome to my peace

More peace then you’ve ever known

I’ll shower it on you each day

So you’ll never feel alone

 

Your welcome to my joy

That bubbles up from deep within

Though trials may come in your life

My joy will help you to win

 

Your welcome to my healing

For sickness and heartache and pain

You no longer have to suffer

My healing will touch you again

 

Your welcome to my mercy

I extend it to you each day

I paid the punishment for your sin

So you can be free from your shame

 

Your welcome to my grace

I desire to bless you so much

By faith take the gifts that I give you

Allow me your life to touch

 

I feel He would go on and on

Welcoming me to His love

The list of His blessings is endless

He showers them down from above

 

So the next time I thank Him, I’ll listen

To see if these words He will say

And then I will take time to praise Him

Day after day after day

His Glory

I have seen His glory
Shining from above
‘Tis the ancient story
Of abiding love
I have felt His glory
Filling up my heart
I know He adores me
Never will depart
I have praised His glory
Worshipped His sweet name
I will praise Him only
Age to age the same
I have touched His glory
With every earnest prayer
He answers His way only
And tells me He is there
His glory is amazing
His glory is divine
His glory is deserving
Of every praise of mine
His glory is eternal
His glory is so true
His glory is love’s journal

 

From heaven down to you.