Praying for Your Child’s Speech

Word of Life,
Who can tame the tongue? It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison, corrupting the whole person, setting the whole forest on fire with a small spark (James 3:5-8). The tongue has the power of life and death—the power to hurt or heal, to build up or tear down—and those who love it will surely eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21). Though no one of us can tame the tongue, with you all is possible. By the power of your Spirit in his/her life, train __________ to speak words of life to those around him/her. May he/she bless his/her family, friends, and acquaintances. Set a guard over his/her mouth; keep watch over his/her lips (Psalm 141:3). When he/she speaks, may he/she speak only what is necessary, true, and edifying. Let no unwholesome talk come out of his/her lips, but only what is useful for building others up according to their needs, that it may bring grace to those who hear it (Ephesians 4:29). In his/her speech, may he/she echo the voice of the heavens, pouring forth knowledge, proclaiming the work of your hands, declaring your unequaled glory (Psalm 19:1-4). May the words of __________’s mouth and the meditation of his/her heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer (Psalm 19:14).
Amen.

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