Lord, give us the Word.
Give us cheering words for the lonely,
Comforting words that bless.
Encouraging words for the hopeless,
Smiling words to bring happiness.
Give us patient words for the struggling,
Courteous words, so that rudeness ends,
Kind words for those who upset us.
Forgiving words for those who offend.
Give us faith-filled words that are postive,
That inspire optimism and zeal.
Teach us “the time to keep silence”
And the “time to speak” and to feel.
May we wait on You
with prayerful thoughts,
For the wisdom You impart.
Give us acceptable words to express,
The meditations of our hearts.
— Micky Meyer Mathewson