Father, teach me your ways. I am willing to receive your commandments. I so don’t want to become as the fool. Lead me in integrity and secure my steps. Let my words be a fountain of hope, encouragement and life. Fill them with understanding and good sense. Send them out to touch my circle of influence for your pleasure. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.” (Proverbs 10:13 ESV)