“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” – Ephesians 4:29
We come to You, with thankful hearts for bringing us together today. As we prepare to meet together, I ask that You fill each of our hearts with Your presence. Help us to use the time we have together wisely. I ask that You would remind us to place one another’s needs above our own. Please remove any selfish gain from among us, and help us to seek the good of those around us.
Grant us patience towards each other, and help us to be respectful of each other’s input. We can all learn from one another, and none of us is more important than the next. As we have various conversations, I ask that You would help us to communicate well. If there are any misunderstandings, I ask that You would help us to clear them up.
May we be quick to hear and slow to speak. May we be even slower to take offense, and quick to show grace and forgiveness. May our speech be seasoned with salt, and our hearts filled with grace. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.
Source: The Prayer Pocket