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Prayer for the tongue

TONGUES

Tongues are funny things to look at, Lord.

Who’d have thought that such a peculiar part of my anatomy could be so powerful.

Your servant James likened it to a fire —
it can rage uncontrolled and render religion worthless;
my tongue can curse or bless!

Jesus, I want you to be Master of all of me,
including my tongue.

By your Spirit grant me self control
and wisdom in all I do today,
that I may know when to speak
and when to draw circles in the sand quietly. Amen

Copyright:

Anthony D.  and Frances H. Miles 2003
p.177  ‘Like A Child’
Rooftops Publishing

Tony is a Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45am and 9.20am). Tony is married with two children.

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