Pause for Poetry-Guide Me, Lord

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Guide Me, Lord

 by Frances Gregory Pasch

When I complain,

Set me straight.

When impatient,

Help me wait.

When too busy,

slow me down.

When I’m cranky,

Erase my frown.

Guide the path

Where I’m to go.

Teach me all

That I must know.

Hold my hand

Along the way;

Don’t let Satan

Lead me astray.

Let me live

For you alone;

When life’s over,

Take me home.

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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. Frances’ latest book, Greater Than Gold is available on Amazon. Her first book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry, which was published when she was eighty years old, is also 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