Holy Spirit, help me order my words. Remind me to stop and pray before I speak so that the message coming from me is of God and not of my own design or motivation. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“Then the king said to me, ‘What are you requesting?’ So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said to the king, ‘If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ graves, that I may rebuild it.’” (Nehemiah 2:4-5 ESV)