Lord Jesus, I pray that you will help ______________________ and me this day and every day with our tongues. I pray that we will make it our goal to never stumble or be at fault in what we say, that we may be perfect and mature. Remind us that though the tongue is small, like a bit in the mouth of a horse or a rudder on a ship, it has enormous power for both good and evil. Make us aware that the tongue is like a fire, and can be a world of evil among the parts of the body. Grant us a humble recognition that the tongue can stain us and corrupt us and set the entire course of our life on fire, just like a small blaze can consume a forest. Remind us that no man can tame the tongue; it is set on fire by hell, and is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. We confess that with the tongue we praise you and the Father, and that with that same tongue we curse people who have been made in the likeness of God. Out of our mouths come both blessing and cursing. We freely confess that these things ought not to be so. In faith, we ask that you will produce in us a fresh spring so that no unwholesome words will come out of our mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. I pray that we will show our wisdom and understanding by our good conduct, by works done in the gentleness and humility that come from wisdom. Purge from our hearts all bitter jealousy and selfish ambition. Keep us from boasting and being false to the truth. Free us from the things that are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic, and only produce disorder and every vile and evil practice. Instead, grant us your wisdom, the wisdom that comes from above. Make us first pure, then peace-loving, considerate, gentle, open to reason, and full of mercy and good fruit. May we be impartial and sincere. By your grace, may we be peacemakers who sow in peace and reap a harvest of righteousness. Amen.