Teach and help us to pay close attention to the words we speak because our words reveal what is in our heart. So …
…gracious words reveal a gracious heart;
…hateful words reveal a hateful heart;
…loving words reveal a loving heart;
…dishonest words reveal a dishonest heart;
…truthful words reveal a truthful heart;
…prejudiced words reveal a prejudiced heart;
…accepting words reveal an accepting heart;
…encouraging words reveal an encouraging heart;
…destructive words reveal a destructive heart;
…helpful words reveal a helpful heart
and so on.
Whenever some words are about to come out of our mouths, help us to realize what those words reveal about what is in our hearts. Remind us to pray that you will cause the positive traits in our heart to grow larger and larger so that bit by bit and day by day they drive out the negative traits.