Monday Morning Prayer
When People Say Insensitive Things
Heavenly Father, I’ve been hurt by the words of others and their insensitivity. Help me not to be offended, angry or bitter by what has been said, but help me to forgive. I ask for your help to hold my tongue. Strengthen me in love so when I encounter it again I will not repay insult with insult but with blessing.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not ret; it leads only to evildoing. Psalms 37:8
Set a guard over my moth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.
Bless those who persecute you [who are cruel in their attitude toward you]; bless and do not curse them. Romans 12:14
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps not record of wrongs.
I Corinthians 13:4, 5
Finally be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Ephesians 6:10
See that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:9