“A Prayer For Using Edifying Words”

December 11, 2018

Father, we know the oft repeated expression that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a mistaken message certainly not derived from Scripture. Harmful and hurtful words can do irrevocable damage that will not disappear through first aid or antiseptic. Harmful words have a way of playing over and over in our head and entering into the deep recesses of our hearts. The more we cling to them the greater we risk exaggerating their original message or the intent of the messenger. We build walls, become defensive and do little to resolve the problem. Help us to weigh our words carefully, put ourselves to the test of asking, “Are the words coming from my tongue pleasing to Your ears?” When we habitually put our words to this test we will not use foul language, engage in crude joking, gossip, point out other’s shortcomings, slander or make fun of others but we will instead choose to build one another up in love. Keep us faithful in doing so we pray in Jesus name. Amen.

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