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For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech” (1 Peter 3:10).

We call Scripture the word of God, but then Scripture calls Jesus the Word made flesh, or Word of God.  The word is important for by it were the heavens and the earth made.  With words the wicked deceive.  Guard the door of your mouth and the words of your lips.  Names can and do hurt.  The church has been ravaged by loose words.  Love life and look to the Lord in order that He may teach you to speak His praises.

Lord, You know where I have slipped and fallen.  You know the difficulties I have had with my own words.  Lead me in speech as well as all other things so that in all things I may live a life of praise of You who alone is worthy of all praise.  Guide me according to Your never-failing principles to live into the life to which I have been called by and through Your grace.

Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, come through my speech that by it, I may bring glory to the truth of the Gospel.  In all that I say, may I be consistent and true.  Help me now and forever to know that in You is all hope and an eternal future.  Let Your love pour out from me so that I would speak good and uplifting things to others.  Be the author and finisher of how I live life and help me to learn Your love.  Amen.