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Prayer Poem for Kind Words {Day 26}

I know your kids never fight.

I know they never snap at each other.

Never yell, “Stop it!”

“Go away!”

“My turn!”

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.

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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

bending anger

into peace instead of swords

Let their words be sweet, Lord, 

honey to the heart of the hurting

oil on the water boiling anger

not raised

not rebuking

not resenting

Let their words be soft, Lord. 

What’s your prayer today for your little ones? (or grown ones!)Prayer Poem write31days

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Wendy

Monday 27th of October 2014

Let their mom be soft, Lord, Answers that heal, Answers that forgive Let their mom be a balm, bending anger into peace instead of swords Let their mom be sweet, Lord, honey to the heart of the hurting oil on the water boiling anger not raised not rebuking not resenting Let their mom be soft, Lord.

That's my prayer - because I see how much their words resemble my own.

You too?

Wendy

Monday 27th of October 2014

Let their mom be soft, Lord, Answers that heal, Answers that forgive Let their mom be a balm, bending anger into peace instead of swords Let their mom be sweet, Lord, honey to the heart of the hurting oil on the water boiling anger not raised not rebuking not resenting Let their mom be soft, Lord.

That's my prayer - because I see how much their words resemble my own.

You too?

Mary Clare Evans

Sunday 26th of October 2014

I think your prayer is spot on for adults as well. Really well written, I plan to copy it off and post it on our family bulletin board.

Thanks!

Anita Ojeda

Sunday 26th of October 2014

What a beautiful prayer poem for your little guys! My prayer is that my girls (who aren't so little any more) realize that their beauty comes from within--a gift of love from God--and therefore their words and thoughts can always be warmed by the glow of his love.

Anita Ojeda

Sunday 26th of October 2014

What a beautiful prayer poem for your little guys! My prayer is that my girls (who aren't so little any more) realize that their beauty comes from within--a gift of love from God--and therefore their words and thoughts can always be warmed by the glow of his love.

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