Holy Spirit, guide my speech. Give me the words to touch the hearts and minds of those within my circle of influence. Don’t let my tongue get ahead of what you are telling me. Help me pause to pray before I open my mouth. Open my ears to hear you. Let me represent my Savior with honor and righteousness. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” (Colossians 4:6 ESV)