I know your kids never fight.
I know they never snap at each other.
Never yell, “Stop it!”
I know they probably never sigh and roll their eyes and say, “I don’t WANNA do it!” to you.
Oh…. wait, so… your kids too?
Turns out we all have a problem with words. We all have a hard time showing compassion in talking to one another. Otherwise… why would bullying be a constant news topic?
So today, because words are so important to me, as a writer… but mostly because we all need it, I’m writing a prayer poem for kind words.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1
Prayer Poem for Kind Words
Let their words be soft, Lord,
Answers that heal,
Answers that forgive
Let their words be a balm,
into peace instead of swords
Let their words be sweet, Lord,
honey to the heart of the hurting
oil on the water boiling anger
Let their words be soft, Lord.
What’s your prayer today for your little ones? (or grown ones!)