Praying through Proverbs, Chapter 10 – Encouraging Speech
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for our tongues that we can use to communicate love and respect to each other. We know our tongues can be a sword that bring shame instead of honor to one another if we’re not careful with our speech (Proverbs 12:18).
Please help us want to speak in a way that edifies and uplifts one another instead of tearing each other down. Guide us so we can see when our words might be damaging instead of life giving.
When we are in the midst of differing viewpoints, please give us a desire to listen and to think of the other person’s perspective before we offer our own opinion (James 1:19-20). Show us how we can be each other’s biggest encourager and supporter as we walk through life together, and help us continually communicate our love and appreciation for one another.
In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. Proverbs 10:19-21, KJV
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value. The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense. – Proverbs 10:19-21, NIV
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