Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Prayer for Today

Lord, help me be a person who speaks words that build up and not tear down. Help me to speak life into the situations and people around me, and not death. Fill my heart afresh each day with Your Holy Spirit, so that Your love and goodness overflow from my heart and my mouth. Help me to speak only about things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous and praiseworthy. Keep my mouth from speaking any evil or anything that is not true. May every word I speak reflect Your purity and love.

Fill my heart with love, peace and joy so that it will flow from my mouth. Convict me when I complain or speak negatively. Help me not to speak too quickly or too much. Help me not to speak words that miscommunicate. I pray You would give me the words to say every time I speak. Show me when to speak and when not to.

Help me to be a woman who speaks wisely, graciously and clearly, never foolishly, rudely or insensitively. Give me words that speak of the hope that is within me so I can explain my faith in a persuasive and compelling way. May the words I speak bring others in to a fuller knowledge of You.

from The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian


Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Amen and Amen -
I have that book and need to bring it back out.

Have a blast with your tea party . They're so fun. If you're worried about bringing great granny's tea cup out and have it get broken...I might be for the party...head to Good Will or an area thrift store. They typically have lots of "special" glasses for .50-1.00. Your daughter could help pick out a few. When we did this, then the girl went home with the tea cup as the party favor. :)It was frugal, and special since all the little party favors didn't break with in two minutes of getting them in the car.

Lucy Marie said...

What a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing. I also have the book - I need to take another look at it.

Becky said...


Thanks for taking the time to type all of it out, I feel RE-freshed just reading it. I will spend the rest of the evening RE-focusing my attention on my truest purposes in life.