Father, Your words are immensely powerful. With Your words, You sang the universe into existence. Your word became flesh to dwell among us, so that we may be rescued from sin and death.
We confess that we are often careless with our words. We tend to use our words as weapons to injure rather than medicine to heal. It must grieve You when blessing and cursing comes from the same mouth.
Forgive us God. Would You transform our evil tongues and raging hearts? Help us see people around us through Your eyes. Help us to appreciate the uniqueness You have created in every person, especially our loved ones.
Let our speech be gracious and seasoned with salt. Father, we can do this only because Your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. We pray and ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.