Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Words We Speak

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.

Proverbs 17:27 He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

As I considered what to write, I thought I would write something profound, but I could not find the words. So, I prayed and asked God to give me even a slightest idea as to what He wants me to understand concerning these verses. I then began to consider prayer and wondered where this fit into the scheme of things.

The only thing I could come up with was not a profound essay, but a humbling prayer instead as this is something that should always be done when a disagreement arises. So here goes:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As I seek You today, I ask that You give me the words to speak, that will be like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Not words that will only cause greater misunderstanding and anger but soft ones that turn away wrath. I ask the Holy Spirit to press upon my heart to remind me to look towards You in the midst of any argument, so that I can speak the truth in love and not hate. I ask You Lord God, to forgive me for the times that I have not looked to You first. I thank You that I can come to You and ask for Your guidance in all things. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!


  1. Oh now you tell me! JK, really though, an awesome prayer.

  2. You are amazing!!! I need to pray that prayer every day...if not every minute of every day :)