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Grandchildren - Day 18 - Words that Speak Life

by Michele Eshenour on March 02, 2024

Day 18 - Lips That Speak Life

(The Power of a Praying Parent, Stormie Omartian, pp. 122-123;This is almost word-for-word from Stormie’s book; I thought it was so powerful.)

   Psalm 19: 14; Matthew 12: 35; Proverbs 12:18; James 1: 19; Ephesians 4: 29 

            Lord, I pray that _____________ will choose to use speech that is acceptable in Your sight. Fill their hearts with Your Spirit and Your truth so that what overflows from their mouths will be words of life and not death. Put a monitor over their mouth so that every temptation to use profane, negative, cruel, hurtful, uncaring, unloving, or compassionless language would pierce their spirit and make them feel uncomfortable. I pray that obscene or foul language be so foreign to them that if words like that ever do find their way through their lips, the profanities will be like gravel in their mouth and they will be repulsed by them. Help them to hear themselves so that words don’t come out carelessly or thoughtlessly. 

            Keep them from being snared by the words of their mouths. You have promised that “whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles” (Proverbs 21:23). Help them to put a guard over their mouths and keep far away from adversity. Your Word says that “death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18: 21). May they speak life and not death. May they be quick to listen and slow to speak so that their speech will always be seasoned with grace. Equip them to know how, what, and when to speak to anyone in any situation and become ones who give grace to all who hear. Enable them to always speak words of hope, health, encouragement, and life, and to resolve that their mouths will not sin. May no unwholesome word proceed from their mouths, but only that which is good for edification. 

            Thank You, Father God, for the truths in Your Word and that by the power of Jesus’ resurrection and redemption, You are bringing these qualities to pass in my grandchildren’s lives. Amen.

Tags: life, health, words, kindness, encourage, edify


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