God’s Word – Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.  Proverbs 25:15
Proverbs 25 – Patience; It is a excellent virtue…

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,
We love you because you first loved us… We love because you first loved us… We thank you for your gift of salvation through Christ.  We thank you for the living word, that is Christ- Your law is perfect, reviving the soul.
Your statutes are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Your precepts Father are right, giving us joy to the heart.  Your commands LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.  Your love endures all things…We ask for your protection from the evil one, that our hearts would not be drawn to what is evil.  We will love one another deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.  We will repent of our sins and forgive others as you Lord have forgiven us; mercy, grace and truth.  Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. We will watch our speech, knowledge puffs up but love builds up.  Your word shows us: If your daughter finds honey, we will eat just enough—  too much of it, and we will vomit.  We seek to obey your commands so that we can glorify you Father…Your word instructs us seldom set foot in our neighbor’s house— too much of us, and they will hate us.  Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the one who gives false testimony against his neighbor.  We will not give false testimony about our neighbor or pour out wicked lies.  Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble. We will seek your face continually; we will look to your word of truth so that we would not turn to the left or to the right but remain steadfast on the path of righteousness you have called us to.  Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.  Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.  Your daughters will use healing words.  We thank you Father for giving us your sustaining power through Christ in us.  We thank you for your word that reveals, heals and restores daily.  May the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart be acceptable, you are our rock and our redeemer.  We will sing of the glory you bring.  We thank you for the answers to all of our prayers.  It is in Jesus name we pray…Amen!
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford
Things to Consider:
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded
A gentle tongue can break a bone.
If you find honey, eat just enough—
A bad tooth or a lame foot: is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble