Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem, Forgive Me, Lord, written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.
When the earth with its temptations
Tries to get my life off track,
And I spend time doing worldly things
And sometimes turn my back…
When I try to work things my own way
Instead of trusting you,
When I think I have the answers
Yet they seldom see me through…
When I wrestle with anxiety
And get uptight inside,
And continually rely on me
and bathe myself in pride…
Help me, Lord, to lean on You,
Provide the strength I need,
For in Your power and Your grace,
I know I can succeed.
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 http://www.francesgregorypasch.com.
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