Holy Spirit, guide me into a greater ability for gentleness. Calm my reactions to those who would oppose me, and give me kind responses to state my cause from a position of your strength and not my own. I seek to glorify God in the name and authority of Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, table to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.” (2 Timothy 2:24-26 ESV)