God of Words

February 2, 2013

Today’s Reflection

GOD OF WORDS—
help me choose mine carefully

let my mouth speak truth
with firmness and clarity
with respect and insight

let my heart hold those
to whom I speak
so they feel my regard

and help my spirit recognize
the God in each person
as well as the God in me

Amen

-Alive Now, Jan/Feb 2013

From page 48 of Alive NowJanuary/February 2013. Copyright © 2012 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

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Today’s Scripture

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NRSV

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Jill February 2, 2013 at 5:09 am

A beautiful, timely prayer. Father – awareness of my words – and how they are delivered. A realization of the one to whom I am talking – and how much You love them. Oh, may I not be casual with my words.

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robert moeller February 2, 2013 at 5:43 am

let my heart hold those
to whom I speak
so they feel my regard
and help my spirit recognize
the God in each person

Yes, I pray for this Lord, for we see as humans, but you see as God. We see the visible, you see the heart. Let us see each person as you see them and love them as you love them. In your name I pray, Amen.

Despite many indicators that our economy is improving, and we are thankful for them, 12 million Americans are still out of work. I pray that with your wisdom, love, and patience o Lord, they will find the job that they need. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Mary Ng Shwu Ling February 3, 2013 at 7:13 am

Father God, may you bless and provide for all who are seeking for jobs. May you grant them the joy of working.

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