Daily Prayer for February 14, 2023 (Psalm 39)

Daily Prayer for February 14, 2023 (Psalm 39)

Prayer: Grant, almighty God, that your redeemed people would learn to use their tongues for good and not evil. We confess to you, Father, that the tongue is a restless evil and causes great harm when misused. We further acknowledge to you that merely striving to keep silent will not change the underlying issue — our black hearts. We know that your Son has taught us that the heart is the problem that leads to all vile words and actions. Sadly, though we are a redeemed people with new hearts, we still wrestle with that corruption in us. We grieve at its truth but not as those without hope for you have promised us that in the New Heavens and New Earth, we will not wrestle with these things any longer. Yet, as we pilgrim in this life, we are reminded daily that our tongues can do great evil because our hearts are still plagued with remaining sins. Please deliver us from these transgressions and help us to use our tongues for good and not evil. Please give us more of your Spirit, for no mere man can tame the tongue. Please purify our hearts and renew a right spirit within us we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 39; Matt. 15:18-20