February 24, 2011

Gentle Answers - Praying a Proverb

"A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger."
Proverbs 15:1 NASB


He who is slow to anger has great understanding,
But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
Proverbs 14:29  NASB


A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
Proverbs 15:18  NASB

Dear Lord,
There are times, when my responses are not gentle,
and I speak harshly to another in tones or words
that cut and divide rather than soothe and heal. 
Forgive me for when I have stirred up anger rather than calming it. 
Please help me in my weakness. 
May my words and tones glorify You
and display Your love and gentleness at all times.

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