Almighty God, you are the God of truth and integrity. Put an end to our slanderous speech. Bind our tongues before we speak such things. Let us view each other as fellow image-bearers, worthy of respect and care. Help us to guide each other to the path of righteousness in your name and for your sake, Lord. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, the way, the truth and the life, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets;
therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.” (Proverbs 21:19 ESV)