Simply Speaking With God

Simply Speaking With God

by J. Michael

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ISBN-13: 9781450272032
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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Simply Speaking with God

Inspirational Poetry
By J. Michael

iUniverse, Inc.

Copyright © 2010 J. Michael
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ISBN: 978-1-4502-7203-2


Chapter One

Prayer Poems


My Special Day

Thank you Father for touching me,
In Your very special way.
You allow me to see Your presence,
Each and every day.

I know You are in everything,
That I see and that I feel.
You give me all I need,
To do Your precious will.

A lot of times I fail,
But I know You love me still.
You promised us eternal life,
And Your blood was the seal.

Every day You give me the vision,
To see the things You have done.
Everything is so connected,
To the glory of Your Son.

I pray dear Father,
That something I may say or that I may do,
Will lead some lost soul,
To bring their heart to you.

Where would I be Lord,
If You were not there on that special day.
I would be lost Lord,
I would have never found my way.

To stay on that wide road,
Oh how sad that would be!
To be in the darkness looking,
But never a light to see.

Some think the narrow road costs too much,
But it is totally free.
I remember so very well,
How free it was for me.

You ask me to come to You,
And trust in Your call.
You said I have a special gift for you,
For it is the greatest gift of all.

The gift was the best,
And now I understand that You are the only way.
For You took my sins and saved my soul,
On this my special day.


A Cry For Help

This morning as I come to You,
Oh my precious Father.
My soul is troubled Lord,
And You I don't want to bother.

But I need You to hear me Lord,
And help me if You can.
I need to feel Your precious touch,
And help this sinful man.

I feel so alone my Lord;
I have only You to talk to.
I love to be near you Father,
All the long day through.

You said that You would never leave me,
I believe this is true.
My soul is crying for help Lord,
It's You I bring it to.

Have I in some awful way
Walked away from You,.
Lord I humbly repent,
If what I say is true.

I feel so empty Lord
At times my spirit seems so weak.
I try to keep You in my mind,
For Your will is what I seek.

My purpose in life Lord,
Seems to be all but gone.
Have I thrown it away Lord?
Is this why I'm all alone?

Father I will talk to You,
All day if you would hear the words I say.
I know that You love me Lord,
For it's in Jesus' name I pray.


Your Kingdom

As I sat late last night,
Looking up to Thee,
You filled my soul with happiness,
Your throne I could almost see.

And as I saw all the stars,
That are so greatly Thine,
I know that all Your victories,
Are also those of mine.

They appeared to form a stairway,
That I know will lead to You.
They adorn Your beautiful heaven,
And all You created too.

I use to view them as far out of reach,
For I can't see them in the day.
But You made me realize late last night,
They are not that far away.

You have created a wonderful universe,
With lights that please the eye.
You made them oh so beautiful,
And placed them in the sky.

When we talk to each other,
As Father and as son,
I can hear Your loving voice ,
Explaining all that You have done.

So as we grow closer to Thee,
Will you fix in our mind,
That we can have here on earth,
A heaven so loving and kind?

So we want to thank You Lord,
For The love You placed within our soul.
For it is all so very true,
Just as Jesus has told.

In this world some day,
We shall all harmoniously live.
And praises of honor and glory,
We shall to Thee so humbly give.


Bless My Friends

I need to thank you Lord,
For these special friends of mine.
They have been so good to me,
Friends like this are hard to find.

I remember that Jesus said,
I have no place to lay My head.
They offered me a place Lord,
And a warm comfortable bed.

When all the rest of my so-called friends,
To me did turn their back,.
My real friends showed Your love to me,
Nothing did they lack.

They love me Lord like family,
And I know that it comes from You.
Without my special friends Lord,
I would not know what to do.

They offered me some land Lord,
So close by them I could live.
It was a gift from their hearts Lord,
Freely they would give

They called me all the time Lord,
Just to see if I am doing fine.
They are my earthly rocks Lord,
They are so loving and kind.

Would you bless them Lord,
For they love you oh so much.
Would you expand their coast Lord?
And let them feel your tender touch.?

I miss them Lord when I am away,
But I hope to see them real soon.
They have brought me out of midnight Lord,
To see Your blessed noon.

He sings Your praises Lord,
To all that he can.
He is a solid witness for You,
This very godly man.

We worshiped You together Lord,
Those days I won't forget.
To preach Your blessed word Lord,
I never will regret

Bless his wife Lord, for her support,
Which I have so richly gained.
Would you heal her Lord,
And give her comfort from her pain.

She is Your servant to Lord,
Your praises she does say.
Would You bless my loving friends Lord,
In every single way?


The Dying Of A Saint

Oh Lord,
Your attention this moment may I seize?
One of Your servants is dying,
Of a terrible disease.

He is Your anointed,
And Your word he did teach.
You are the one he loved, obeyed,
And did so boldly preach.

Would You touch him this day,
And Your love let him feel.
For his life was rich in You,
And his love is oh so real.

He loved Your creations,
His family and all that You blessed.
Would You this day give him peace,
And give him peaceful rest?

You have set his time,
To come home to You.
His work on earth is finished,
It Is finally through.

His presence here on earth,
We will surely miss.
Because his passion for You,
Was one of spiritual bliss.

When he arrives in Your presence,
Crowns You will give.
For the work he did,
And the life he did live.

I know that on that day Your angels,
Will sing a special cord.
Well done good and faithful servant,
Enter into the kingdom of thy Lord.


Your Birthday

Fall is in the air,
And I feel so special this time of year.
My thoughts of you are heavenly,
And my soul is full of cheer.

I feel that we should realize,
The importance of this day.
I feel we should be grateful for it,
In a very special way.

Because I know You personally,
Your love to others I shall speak.
Your love has made us all stronger,
And has never made us weak.

You were born in a special way back then;
It was very timely and so bold.
Because of Your love and kindness,
You have brought many to Your fold.

May everyone help me celebrate Your birth,
To the fullness of You, my friend.
Help me to teach that all year long,
That this party should never end.

To the glory of You we should celebrate,
And to be more like You, we should strive.
And to thank You for Your gift to us,
And be grateful You did arrive.

I love to celebrate Your birthday,
And am as happy as I can be.
May I smile as I prepare for it,
And hope the whole world will see.

Soon we shall celebrate together,
And I will have the honor to say,
I am glad to be with You Lord,
To celebrate this Christmas day.


A Request and Answer

Please guard us Father,
When dangers shall assail.
And teach us that Thy power,
Can never, ever fail.

I face trials in my heart,
That sometime seem to stay.
I need You Lord,
Can You help me chase them away.

I trust in my Lord Jesus,
To never let me fall.
I am trusting in Him forever,
For I love Him most of all.

Our Father said every joy, or trial,
Falleth from above.
Traced upon your life,
By the Son of love.

You must trust me wholly,
And that's what you must do.
If you trust me wholly,
You will find me holy true.

Midst green pastures,
I will lead my sheep where living streams appear.
And Jesus my Son from every eye,
Shall wipe away every tear.

He is the way, the truth, and the life,
And He will grant you this way to know.
That truth to keep, that life to win,
Whose joys eternally flow.

You cannot tell what gladness,
May be yours today.
What sorrow or temptation,
May meet you along your way.

This you know most surely,
That through all good or ill,
That the grace of Jesus Christ,
Can help you do My will.


My True and Living God

Father I know that You come to us daily,
In all the things we see.
For all things You created,
We are forever grateful to Thee.

To watch the sun rise,
That gloriously adorns the day,
It is so beautiful to see,
Every inch of the way.

Early in the morning,
As I watch for this to start,
I know You are looking down on me,
And we shall never part.

Today You'll look at all You have made,
With love as Your thought.
Freely You gave it all to us,
And nothing had to be bought.

Teach me to rejoice,
As together we start a brand new time.
Help me to understand,
That Your love is also that of mine.

As I travel throughout this life,
Let something I say or do,
Help someone understand,
The love and the glory of You.

Will You this day bless us,
To the extent of Your will.
And help us all to understand,
That on our hearts You put a seal.

To your own honor and glory,
You give us a way to choose.
To commit to your eternal teachings,
We can never ever lose.

To talk to You daily,
I shall never want to nod.
Continuously I want to thank You,
for being my true and living God.


Say Hello


As I slowly open my eyes,
And stretch in every way,
I found that God has given me,
Yet another day.

And as I stumble up,
From the comfort of my bed,
A wonderful and happy thought,
Filled my sleepy head.

Should I go to work,
Or out to play today?
So I thought to ask God,
To see what He would say.

I said to the Father,
Which will it be this beautiful new morn?
It is so wonderfully bright,
Like the day Jesus was born.

Shall it be toil or folly?
I asked Him up above.
He said which ever you choose my child,
Only do it with love.

It is sometimes hard to work,
On the day you wish to play.
But with the love of Christ in your heart,
You can do them both today.

I gave you my beloved Son,
So you could be happy in this way.
Do everything with His love,
That He promised would never go away.

When you rise each morning,
And there's something you wish to know,
Ask Me I will tell you straight,
For I love it when you say hello.


While We Were Yet Sinners
(Romans 5:8)


Dear Jesus you were there,
When we thought we were all alone.
You came to show us a light,
That would lead us to our home.

Our father planted you in Mary,
Who would be your Blessed Mother.
You were a gift from Him to us,
Because there could be no other.

You are the Christ,
Of which the prophets did bravely speak.
You are the way of life,
That we all should humbly seek.

I am so glad You came,
For our Father's kingdom you did teach.
Then You sent us Paul,
To show us how we should preach.

Thank You for the blood,
Which You shed on Calvary's hill.
Through Your obedience,
You mastered the Father's will.

You alone won the victory,
Over death and the grave.
You made us heirs to Your kingdom,
Through the life that You gave.

Thank You for loving us,
And making us more than winners.
For we know You died for us all,
While we were yet sinners.


The Garden

Being in the garden early,
Gives me pleasure that never goes away.
I love to watch the butterflies,
As they float around and play.

To watch sandpipers,
As they come out and start their day,
There are things we can learn from them,
I think that You would say.

How beautiful is the sunrise!
And see the flowers start to unfold.
These are just a few things You do,
That go so untold.

Many will not give you the credit,
For all these things they see.
Some think things just happen,
They don't think they come from Thee.

I feel the closest to You,
When I come to the garden alone.
I walk with You and talk with You,
And you tell me I am your own.

Your voice is dear as I hear,
What Your words clearly disclose.
Your voice is so much sweeter,
Than the scent of Your beautiful rose.

Being in the garden is a special place for me,
Every single day.
I see Your touch in everything,
And I see it in a very special way.

Thank You for the blessings You give to me,
As through the garden we walk.
Thank You for giving me the garden,
So that You and I may talk.


Guard My Mind

As I lay down at this night and time,
I ask Thee oh God for a smile to find.
And as I sleep so softly and sweet,
I ask that You guard my mind.

Keep bad and evil dreams away,
Keep them from entering my head.
And let me dream sweet dreams of You,
And Your sweet love instead.

I love to rest,
In Your arms at night.
Knowing that You,
Will hold me tight.

Hold me close o' Lord;
Hold me with all Your might.
O hold me close o' Lord,
And tell me know all is right.

For if I try,
With all my might.
I can't hold off the enemy,
Till the dawn of light.

So I need you o' Lord,
I need You night and day.
In need to know You are there for me,
In a very special way.

To chase away my fears,
Just by a word You say.
Chase the enemy far from me,
In both night and day


Love Me Dear Lord

Love me dear Lord,
Love me today.
Love me with the love,
Only You can display.

I know the real and true love,
That You have for me.
Help me to display it,
So the whole world can see.

You promised that You would never leave us,
And I know that is true.
You said You would never forsake us,
And I believe that, too.

I need to grow closer to You,
This very day.
I need to be closer to You,
In every single way.

You love me so much,
That You died for me.
You love all You have created,
That is easy to see.

I know that You love even those,
That are lost.
I know love is the reason,
You died on the cross.

It was my sins you bore,
There on Calvary's hill.
It was Your blood that was spilled,
For our Father's will.

I must not forget to repent when I am wrong,
This I can't afford.
I must come to You daily for I know You love me,
My dear Lord.


At This Time For Rest

As I prepare for rest,
And lay down to sleep,
I ask You Lord for protection,
And my soul would You keep.

I need to know that in Your arms,
I will be through out the night.
Would you hold me Lord?
And do it with all Your might.

It's been a tough day Lord,
But You have been with me all the way.
Am I doing things right Lord,
Did I work for You today.

Sometimes I fear I missed some things,
You wanted me to do.
Will You give me sight Lord?
That I might see them through.

I want to dream of love,
And the wonderful things You have for me.
I know You want me to stay focused on You,
For that is surely the key.

I have one more thing Lord,
That I would ask of You.
All those that I love Lord,
Would you protect them, too?

For I know that Your love,
And protection is the very best.
Now I ask You to come to me,
At this time for rest.


Jesus, My Special Friend


My Dear Lord, You are so great,
And so very much divine.
You are the greatest friend,
I ever needed to find.

You blessed us with such love,
And Your wonderful spirit.
It's the gift of Your grace you give,
Without any merit.

You said for us to continue,
To be this very way.
So loving and humble,
From each day to day.

And if I forget this in my life,
At any time,
Please remind me that Your gifts,
Are purely divine.

I know You will stay with me,
And love me till my life's very end.
Please help to me grow closer to You,
From this day till then.

And I will live for You forever,
And with a smile upon my face.
And I will always be thankful for Your love,
And for Your saving grace.

For I love all your children,
The bad and the good.
I love them all,
Just as you said I would.

For all the sheep,
That have strayed far from Your flock,
Give me the strength to lead them back,
To Your solid rock.

To touch the wondering soul,
This gift to me You gave.
Give me strength to go,
And that my spirit will be brave.

For all the honor and glory,
I happily give back to You.
For it is not for me, but for You,
These things that I do.

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1 Prayer Poems....................1
My Special Day....................2
A Cry For Help....................4
Your Kingdom....................6
Bless My Friends....................8
The Dying Of A Saint....................10
Your Birthday....................12
A Request and Answer....................14
My True and Living God....................16
Say Hello....................18
While We Were Yet Sinners (Romans 5:8)....................20
The Garden....................22
Guard My Mind....................24
Love Me Dear Lord....................26
At This Time For Rest....................28
Jesus, My Special Friend....................30
Blessings For My Home....................32
I Shall Rejoice....................34
God's Helpers....................36
Chapter 2 Special Poems....................39
My Darling Lori....................40
The Wall (Dedication Poem)....................42
The Preacher Man....................44
The Day Grandpa Went Away....................46
The Waterfall....................48
Far Over Daytona Beach....................49
The Warriors....................50
A Dream Come True....................52
Happiness....................54
He Lives....................56
God and Butterflies....................57
Where Are You Lord....................58
The Places I Would Love To Bring You....................60
That Special Sunday....................62
Precious In The Eyes Of The Lord (Psalm 116:15)....................64
Not For Sale....................66
Father's Day....................68
What A Blessing You Are....................70
Honest To The Core....................72
Music From The Air....................74
My Patio....................76
What Will You Do....................78
Beyond Tampa Bay....................80
Love Flows Like A River....................82
The Gathering....................83
The Day We All Come Back Together....................84
The Love of A Woman....................86
My Home Town....................88
Chapter 3 Devotional Poems....................89
The Creator....................90
GO (Matt 28:19-20)....................96
A Place Called Calvary (Mark 15:37)....................98
The Changed Man (Mark 9:2-10)....................100
The Harvest (Matt 9: 35-38)....................102
The Model From The Model (Matt 6:9-13)....................104
God's Lamb (various)....................106
Never Doubt (Matt 14:22-33)....................108
The Promises (Matt 5:3-11)....................112
Happy Will Be My Days....................114
The 5 K (Matthew 14:1-21)....................118
Why Do We Worship The Lord (various)....................120
To Honor The Lord (Psalm 23)....................122
What Is The Word (various)....................123
The Forgiver (Various)....................124
He Speaks (Matt 7:21-24a)....................128
Paul Said (Various)....................130
Seven Last Comments (various)....................131
He Arrives (Matthew 3)....................132
My Daily Blessings....................134
His Love (Ephesians 3:15)....................138
Faith (Hebrews 11)....................140
My Hope For You....................142

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