Monday, July 8, 2013

Marriage Monday - Power of a Praying Wife Week 24

Our words are important. They bring life or death. Have you ever heard a man who speaks such pain and discouragement to someone? Do you know a man who is quick to speak without considering his words carefully? Perhaps you know a man who complains all of the time? Or maybe a man whose speech is angry and ungodly. Listening to these types of men can break a spirit and leave us feeling hurt and defeated.

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, 
but what is good for necessary edification, 
that it may impart grace tot he hearers.
Ephesians 4:29

Everyone has a choice about what he or she says, and there are rewards for making the right one. 

"Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles." 
Proverbs 21:23

If your husband, or you, falls under one of the above categories, pray for the Holy Spirit to convict his heart and fill it with God's love, peace and joy.

This week's prayer:

Lord, I pray Your Holy Spirit would guard my husband's mouth so that he will speak only words that edify and bring life. Help him to not be a grumbler, complainer, a user of foul language, or one who destroys with his words, but be disciplined enough to keep his conversation godly. Your Word says a man who desires a long life must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit {Psalm 34:12-13}. Show him how to do that. Fill him with Your love so that out of the overflow of his heart will come words that build up and not tear down. Work that in my heart as well.

May Your Spirit of love reign in the words we speak so that we don't miscommunicate or wound one another. Help us to show each other respect, speak words that encourage, share our feelings openly, and come to mutual agreements without strife. Lord, You've said in Your Word that when two agree, You are in their midst. I pray that the reverse be true as well -that You will be in our midst so that two can agree. Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, our strength and our Redeemer {Psalm 19:14}.


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