When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Mercy

Today is a great day to be a Friday!  It also happens to be one of my favorite days of the week.  This is the day when we join up with Lisa Jo over at at Her Place. 
We gather together to spend 5 collective minutes writing on a single prompt. 
                                                         The rules are easy:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back over at Lisa Jo's and invite others to join in.
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you.
It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.

His Mercy
by Patricia A. Pitterle

I struggle in this life I live, 
Day by day, and up and down,
My heart hurts when life is hard 
With sorrows all around
Sometimes I move forward 
Or take a few steps back
But each trial teaches me 
The lessons that I lack.

I fall upon my knees each night 
Before I go to bed,
And plead with Him that He might know 
I'm willing to be lead.
I need to feel His comfort  
I need to know His love.
To know He will just direct my path
From His Home above.

My life is full of mercy
Even when my heart feels grief,
He comforts with His spirit
And brings my soul relief.
He walks with me and holds me tight
And I am sheltered in His arms
His Mercy saves me from my sins
and protects me from lasting harm.

His tender mercies touch my heart 
And whisper to my soul
All is well, all is right, 
I know I am not alone.
Even when I do not understand 
Why life hurts me so,
His promise is that I am loved 
More than I could ever know.


Now it is your turn.  What can you write in just five minutes?


  1. Beautiful words expressing a beautiful heart. Blessed to have read your reflections on God's love through his mercies never ending. (Visiting from FMF)

  2. Wow...beautifully written Patty! I feel your words, sister :) Deep down, I feel them. Really beautiful.

  3. So beautiful. Love it. Thanks for writing that.

  4. You have such a talent for expressing deep feelings. I'm sure so many people, me included, can relate to those feelings.

  5. Just lovely; I always enjoy our poems.
    Blessings for this one!