Praising or cursing? You choose.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
Thank You for today. Father, as we open our mouths to speak today, help us to be mindful of the importance and the power of our words. With our words we can praise or we can curse – and oftentimes we do both. Help us to be mindful of what we say – every little word that comes out our mouth. Let us speak life not death. Victory not defeat. Joy not mourning. Well-being not sickness. Love not hate.
Thank You for showing us the power of words. With words, You spoke everything into existence. You created everything out of nothing with the power of Your Words. We have the same power. Help us to take hold of that power and that truth. We are made in Your likeness and we choose to honor and praise You with our words.
All this we pray in Jesus Christ’s name.