We will talk today.
Let our words come out of a heart that
is becoming filled with more and more
grace, love, kindness, and mercy.
Let our words be motivated
by a desire to build up and not to tear down,
by a commitment to speak the truth and
not to spread lies and rumors,
by humility that knows that we don’t know.
Let our words be evidence that
we are trying to do unto others
as we would have them do unto us.
Give us grace not to speak
about people or at people or to people
but rather to speak
with them that we might grow
in our relationship with one another
and to speak
for them when they are
weak and vulnerable and
cannot speak for themselves.
Let our words be
a pleasure to you,
a blessing to others,
a credit to us.