I try hard not to be that,
One slip of the tongue,
I become it.

Thoughtlessly I spoke,
About a situation,
I don’t really know.

It opens up doors,
Speculations of the heart,
Unwarranted, unnecessary.

I’m a contributor,
In producing animosity,
That destroys peace.

I repent where I’ve ruined,
My example before men,
By my idle words.

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:35-37

Prayer:
How I know that my words are a pouring forth of my heart. Forgive me, merciful God, for I have spoken idly and know this is from the evil that is still within me. I spoke thoughtlessly by not guarding my words and not considering the influence they would have on others. If there are any steps I need to take to further my repentence, please reveal them to me. Teach me to better bridle my tougue and to test my motives so that my heart will be filled with good treasure and bring forth good things that honor You. Amen.

Truth in love,
Heather

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