The line she whispered as we prayed together got my attention.
“Lord, may my conversations be so pure that I could end them with 'In Jesus’ Name. Amen' “
I thought of my complaint about the slow line up at the coffee shop.
I remembered how I gossiped about a neighbor.
Of course I’d made my thoughts known about a recent newspaper editorial.
I knew when I said them that none of them honored Christ. I knew that I wouldn’t ever add his name to any of them because they were not pleasing to Him. I’m reviewing my words more carefully now…before I say them… instead of after.
Prayer- Father God, may the words of our mouths and the meditations of our heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen (from Psalm 19:14, NIV)