Thanksgiving Week!!! What a great week this is, the excitement and anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday is so much fun! Our minds and hearts are more in tuned than usual to our blessings and our hearts are more thankful.
There is a great blog called interceding for our children where it lists a prayer for children each week based on the book "Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. I'm going to share this week's prayer for our children's words.
At our home, words can fly fast and furious between brothers. Mama's gentle reminders sometimes get overlooked. So, what's a Mama to do??? PRAY!!! without ceasing!! Our words have the power to bless or curse, bring hope and encouragement, or tear down and cause damage. Our words are so important - in all areas and situations. So, here is the prayer for our children's words:
I pray that ____________ will choose to use speech that glorifies You. 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. Enable them to always speak words of hope, health, encouragement, and life.
Let the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health. Proverbs 12:18