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Be Merciful to Me, O God

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness! My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!
Psalm 57:1‭-‬11 ESV

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Prayer

I want to take a moment to share a little bit of background about the poems I’m sharing here.

I have always enjoyed reading poetry but never really had the knack for writing poetry. Last year on January 8th I asked the Lord in prayer to give me the gift to write poems. I specifically asked to write them for my wife. I woke from sleep around 1:30 am on the following Saturday and began to write a poem…I wrote around 7 before that day was over.

I am up to around 160 poems so far to date. 74 for my wife, a birthday poem for each of my children that have had birthdays last year–I still have a few more to write for birthdays coming this year–the rest are in praise of my merciful Lord who answers prayer.

The following poem the Lord gave me last April 29th. I am playing around with the layout, so as I get the aesthetic look that feels right for each poem I will share them here, as the Lord leads me to. I pray they are a blessing to those of you who read them. – Terry.

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