Thank you Heavenly Father for your word that is sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow, as it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). Lord, help us to be people who speak words to build up the people of God. Lord, help us to no longer speak death but instead choose to speak life into ourselves, our situations, friends, family, children and anyone we come into contact with. Lord let us do as it says in Your word that we should only speak good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear us speak (Ephesians 4:29). Help us to not speak words that would offend others and let us not be easily offended by what is said to us.
Lord fill our hearts daily with your love, thanksgiving, compassion, and mercy to give to others. Let your goodness be so overflowing from our mouths that we have Your love to share with others and Your words to speak life into them. For Lord we know that the words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Lord we desire to be healed and to help bring healing to others. So Lord help us to guard our mouths and our tongues to keep us from calamity (Proverbs 21:23). Let us never use words of hurt or anger but speak from a heart of love and patience. Lord, close our mouths when speaking evil, or anything that is not true or that would be hurtful for someone else to hear. Lord set a guard over our mouths and keep a watch over the door of our lips (Psalm 141:3) so that whenever we speak death you would lovingly correct us and remind us to speak life. Lord, convict us in our spirit when we complain, speak negatively or speak death.
In JESUS Mighty Name, Amen!