Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
Lord, there are days I struggle to maintain a joyful spirit. I just want to spout off my complaints and criticisms like a volcano even if that means burning others with my words. I need your help, Lord, to practice emulating your character in these moods. Instead of sulking and muttering comments that tear down, excite my tongue to praise instead. Remind me of all there is to be grateful for. Shift my perspective from seeing flaws to seeing opportunities for service and encouragement. When I’m of a mind to damage and destroy, train me to channel that energy into building up your kingdom. Amen.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.