Proverbs 15:4

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The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
    but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. - Proverbs 15:4

Lord, 

I want that soothing tongue that puts salve on wounded souls, that puts wind in the sails of the discouraged, that builds up the value of those feeling worthless, that gently reproves and easily compliments.  Give me the tongue that refuses to cut and cajole, that will not recklessly tease or put down someone just for fun.  Give me the tongue that brings life and not death, joy not sadness and peace not conflict; a tongue that refuses to complain and gossip or let loose a rant.  Give me the tone of song bird that makes others smile when they hear my voice.  Touch my tongue and make it pure and sublime.  Make me like you, for you bring life with all your words.  

Amen

Pastor Don Patterson

Love, in any language, sounds beautiful to tender hearts.