God in my life, God in my lips, God in my soul, God in my heart.
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O Lord, I need your presence not just in the words that slip so easily past my lips, but in my lips themselves. Unspoken things pass through my lips, for good or ill.
May my smile be genuine, and my compassion for your world always in my expressions.
Keep me from those subtle clicks and noises, the puffs of air that offer judgement and lack all courtesy.
Keep me grateful for the gift of words and expression, and aware of the power they have to wound as well as heal.
God in my lips. Please.