Pure Conversation

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' “

OUCH!

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)

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