Praying for Just The Right Words – March 11, 2019

2019-03-11     

Praying for Just The Right Words

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6

Pray: ‘Lord, I join with the psalmist and ask: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight” (Psalm 19:14). I realize that the words I speak have tremendous power, both in my own life and in my relationships. Your Word says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). Teach me to always speak words that are true to Your Word and glorify You. Help me to be careful to speak words that build others up and not tear them down, that edify rather than criticize, that are spoken in love and truth and not twisted by my own desires and expectations, and that bring confidence and not discouragement. Where I have spoken words that are negative or harmful about anyone else, forgive me. Keep me from saying things that hurt or cut others down in any way. I want to be kind with my words and have the tongue of the wise that promotes healing and blessing (see Proverbs 12:18). Help me to have such faith in Your Lordship over my life that I can “do all things without murmurings and disputing” (Philippians 2:14). Help me not to speak negative things about myself. And every time I start to say a critical word, help me to stop immediately and keep a lid on it. Your Word says, “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt [in good taste], so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Today let my words honor and glorify You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

 

7 comments

  1. A wonderful devotion. God bless your day, Tim. I heard a bird singing this morning – a sure sign of Spring and God’s faithfulness and grace to us. Bless your day. Dianne W

  2. I really like the new format!! It is so much easier to read each morning on my phone.
    Thank you for the timely, needed messages!
    Jan Renno

  3. I love the new format!! I don’t like seeing Tim’s picture immediately after the prayer. It’s a nice photo, and I appreciate his effort, but it jars my meditative thought process after the devotional.

  4. Thank you for the audio version. The print is too difficult to read on my iPhone. The audio is the perfect format. Today’s message hit right at home for me this morning. God’s word is a lamp onto my feet… thank you , Thank God

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