My friend Frances has lately been longing to learn to "speak gently." In fact she begged me to buy her a gold ring with the initials SG, to remind her, if ever I saw such a thing. "Perhaps for your 50th birthday," I said (it is a long way off!)
I found this little prayer on a scrap of note paper, in, where else, my loft room! A garland of yellow tinged pink roses and rose buds twines along the left border of the page. I have no idea when I copied it out and couldn't find out quickly who wrote it. I pray though that someone is encouraged, blessed and helped by it today, as I am whenever I read it.
Set a watch, O Lord,
upon our tongues,
That we may never speak the cruel word which
or, being true, is not
the whole truth;
or, being wholly true,
for the love of
Psalm 141:3 (New International Version)
3 Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD;
keep watch over the door of my lips.