October 10, 2015
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for our tongues that we can use to communicate love and respect to each other. We know our tongues can be a sword that bring shame instead of honor to one another if we're not careful with our speech (Proverbs 12:18). Please help us want to speak in a way that edifies and uplifts one another instead of tearing each other down. Guide us so we can see when our words might be damaging instead of life giving. When we are in the midst of differing viewpoints, please give us a desire to listen and to think of the other person's perspective before we offer our own opinion (James 1:19-20). Show us how we can be each other's biggest encourager and supporter as we walk through life together, and help us continually communicate our love and appreciation for one another. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.