Plea for Grace


Poem Written by Joni Caggiano on 07/23/20 – Painting Courtesy of Birmingham Museum via

Open is my pounding heart as raw emotions; I do so often share
Stunned by your compassion, God, for our love, hope, and prayer
Intense your light, as on my knees Lord, You often find me there

Like David to Goliath, Paul to Nero, and John in a pot of boiling oil,
If just a trace of their faith had I, to preach, suffer and to daily toil
Or to feel the vast loss, of Job, or suffer the intense pain of one boil

Oh my God, my Savior, our blessed Jesus, I pray You hear my plea
I know my Lord you gave a command and parted the great Red Sea
Forgive me Lord; humbly I pray from this enemy, please set us free

From my worldly ways, lack of love for our earth and every single sin
Things that I should have done but did not do, and places I have been
I pray this sickness will be destroyed, if in your will, and we all will win

The fight for mother earth, your word, salvation, and your eternal love
In my sorrow, dear Lord, You kept me alive in my youth, alike a dove
Praying to see the trees speak, and to touch my friend without a glove


46 thoughts on “Plea for Grace

    1. Thank you my dearest friend John. You are so supportive of my work and I just want you to know how appreciative I am. Love and many hugs and blessings coming your way. β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’–Joni

      1. Thank you John I believe you do too. You work very hard promoting and sharing new talent on your blog. You are very kind my friend and I am grateful for our friendship. Love πŸ’• and hugs Joni. πŸ’•πŸ§šπŸ»πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ€—

      2. πŸ’•πŸ§šπŸ»πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ€—Thank you. You are a great person to have as a friend, and I am grateful for you. Love and hugs to you.πŸ’•πŸ§šπŸ»πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ€—

      3. Thank you John for your friendship. I am grateful for you as well. You really are a sweetheart. Sending back love and hugs my friend. Love ❀️ Joni

    1. Thank you so much kind friend. So grateful for your visits always and your supportive comments. Have a truly blessed weekend my good friend. Love πŸ’• ya Joni

    1. Thank you. I think prayer is needed for everything going on in our world today. I always appreciate you visiting and your sweet and kind comments so much. Have a blessed weekend my friend. Love and blessings, Joni

  1. A poignant and powerful piece, Joni! I love the form and rhyme scheme. It is deeply personal and resonates with your heart-felt beliefs and hopes. It is beautifully written and shares an opportunity for others to find their hope, faith, and truth. One of your best! Love to you!

    1. Dearest Brad, thank you so much for your kind words. They have real special meaning to me. It is always hard for me to write about my faith, I never think anything I write is good enough to post, when I am talking about God. So your kind words mean so very much this morning. Also, thank you for your comment about the form and rhyme scheme. This style is more your area of expertise, Brad, so quite a compliment. You just made my morning Brad, thank you. Have a wonderful weekend my friend. Sending you lots of hugs, love and flowers for starting my day so nicely. Love Joni

      1. Oh thank you so much my dear friend. Very grateful Brad. You have an amazing weekend. Feeling the Love πŸ’• πŸ’• Jonikins

  2. What a beautiful prayer Joni. One should be on her/his knees when reading it. No words can describe the beauty and the sanctity of your prayer. Thank you for giving. Thank you for being you.
    Love and hugs honeybun.
    G. (Button)

    1. Oh thank you Button. I appreciate your kind words. I never really feel worthy to write about God but then I think about Mary and Jesus and forgiveness through His blood and sacrifice and I do my best.

      I am so glad God connected us to each other. I don’t really believe in coincidence. So I am very grateful for you beautiful Button. Yours honeybun β€οΈπŸ’•πŸŒΊπŸŒΈ

    1. Thank you so much, I am grateful you enjoyed the poem. Thank you so much for your gracious comment. Hope you have a truly blessed day and stay safe. Love and blessings to you and your loved ones. πŸ’•Joni

  3. Beautiful writing Joni! Thank you for these words. I’m thankful we can call out to Jesus. Love you. πŸ’•πŸŒΈ

    1. Yes me too my friend. So grateful he is always listening. Thank you so much for your kind words Dawn and for reading and commenting. I appreciate your support so much. Love πŸ’• you and your Joni

  4. This was so heartfelt. Touched my heart dear friendβ™₯️β™₯️

    “The fight for mother earth, your word, salvation, and your eternal love
    In my sorrow, dear Lord, You kept me alive in my youth, alike a dove
    Praying to see the trees speak, and to touch my friend without a glove”
    This last stanza and especially the last line moved me to tears. Such an exceptional piece reallyπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

    Love and hugs dear. Have a wonderful weekendπŸ€—πŸ€—

    1. Ishita you have made my day. I think being move to or close to tears is such an amazing compliment. I am touched that you liked it so much my friend.

      Your words mean so much, they are gracious and kind.

      You have truly touched my heart deeply my dear Ishita. Thank you so much.

      Wishing you all the best in the world my friend. Love to you and all those loved ones in your life.

      πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ’–πŸŒΈπŸŒΊ Joni

      1. It is absolutely my pleasure dearπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž And your sweet words have made me so happy😍❣

        Much love to you and your familyπŸ’žβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

    1. Thank you for your kind words my friend. I am glad you liked it. Hope you had a great day my friend. Love to you β€οΈπŸ’•β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈJoni

    1. Of course it would be an honor. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you my friend. Sending you lots of love. β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ’•β€οΈ

  5. I also pray for our Mother Earth & for all humans to remember kindness & how we are all affected by our actions. This terrible virus is a wake up call, we are all humans, treat each other with love

    1. Amen my friend and I know you do. A prayer warrior you are my friend. Great message my friend. It would be wonderful. I agree this is a wake up call. Love you 😘 Joni

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