Well I did it again…me and my big mouth; this time in prayer. I requested prayer for someone in need and I gave away too many details; details that were no one’s business but theirs. GROAN!
I apologized and they forgave me but it was a nasty mistake. Just because I know some details it doesn’t mean I need to share them. When I do, those details become gossip. ARGHHHHHHHH.
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. (Proverbs 11:13, NIV)
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, (Romans 1:29, NIV)
I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder. (2 Corinthians 12:20b, NIV)
Prayer- Father God, I am ashamed. I created a prayer mess. Thanks for forgiveness on their part but Lord I need it from you too and help with this mouth to shut it up! Thanks. Amen.