“29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying*, that it may minister grace unto the hearers….31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” ~ Ephesians 4:29, 31 — 32 (KJV)
We first and foremost come to You giving You all the praise, glory, and honor as the one and only true and living God. We thank You for salvation — sending Your Son to die on the cross for our sins so that we can have eternal life with You in heaven. Please forgive us of our sins, and we thank You in advance for helping us to overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings.
Lord, we come with a special prayer today that You will help us only use language that uplifts and encourages those around us. May we put away corrupt communication, so we represent You well and make You proud that we are Your children. Let us also abstain from bitter, clamorous, angry, and evil speaking that hurts people and tears them down. Father, thank You for helping us to know how to express ourselves when we are upset without damaging the heart of someone else in the process. May we exude love and mercy in our words and actions towards others as You do for us.
It is in the magnificent name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that we pray. Amen.
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