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The Words We Say Can Destroy Or Encourage Others

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The Words We Say Can Destroy Or Encourage Others

The Words We Say Can Destroy Or Encourage Others!

“Sticks and stones my break my bones.”
  “But words can’t hurt me!”
I’m sure you’ve heard this before.  
Please listen to me!

The words we say, and the conversations 
that we’ve spoken.
Can help to strengthen another,
 or cause a life to be broken!

Our words can hurt or heal… 
 Scripture clearly reminds us!
Do we place a guard over our mouth? 
 Can others trust us?

The Bible says to speak on what’s
 wholesome and kind!
We need to think of what we say from a Godly mind!

I pray that Jesus will help us, 
in the words we say!
May the conversations we speak,
 brighten someone’s day!

Please come Lord Jesus!  
And touch our tongues with fire!
I pray that being a daily example of Christ, 
will be our desire!

May we speak wholesomeness to those around us!
I pray that the love of Christ 
be what always binds us!

In what we say and do...  May the will of God be completed!
God brings the victory! 
 The enemy’s been defeated!

By Jim Pemberton   01/12/14

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  1. Date: 1/12/2014 4:12:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this poem, my only suggestion would be to add a couple words in this stanza in order to help the rhyme flow more easily, like "Our words can hurt or heal… Scripture clearly reminds us! Do we place a guard over our mouth? Or perhaps, Can others trust us?" this poem is great, and the theme and philosophical concepts behind it are a few of my favorites. good work!