Pause for Poetry – Help Me, Lord!

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

Help Me, Lord!

by Frances Gregory Pasch

Help me put things in perspective
Before I criticize.
Let me view the situation
From the other person’s eyes.

For words come forth so easily,
Sometimes I blurt them out.
I speak fast, without thinking,
What my words are all about.

Why is it I am quick to speak
And often fail to see,
The price my hasty words may have,
How harmful they can be?

Perhaps if I would think things through
Before I verbalize,
I soon would learn to overcome
My need to criticize.

© Frances Gregory Pasch

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at

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