MARRIAGE PRAYERS - DAY 14 - OUR WORDS
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
Lord, we are completely humbled when we think about the grandness of Your kingdom and the gifts You have chosen to give us. Of all the ways You could have given us to communicate, You chose to give man words. We are especially grateful for this gift. Unfortunately, we acknowledge that we do not always treat our words as a gift and we are well aware of the damage our tongues can cause. Your Word tells us that our words are powerful and that our tongues have the ability to give life or to destroy it. Teach us to use our words to give life. Help us to keep quiet when we need to and to speak in love and gentleness when necessary. We desire that every part of our bodies be used as a vessel for Your glory and a testimony of Your goodness. Forgive us when we do not honor You with the things we say. We pray that You make our words gracious like a honeycomb that brings sweetness to the soul and health to the body. (Proverbs 16:24).