Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. (Proverbs 29:20 NKJV)
Dear Lord, There seems to be a worldwide shortage of kind words and I don’t want to contribute to that problem. When I’m tempted to speak out of turn, please help me to be silent. Please help me weigh my words carefully and choose them wisely. Not only so I won’t say something stupid, but so that I won’t speak in agitation, be defensive, or jump to conclusions. Please help me pepper my words with Your love, grace, and goodness. And by doing so, please help me do my part to replenish kind words in the world. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.