Our Creator and Redeemer,
your spoken word brings order, beauty, and light where there is chaos, emptiness, and darkness. We thank you for the power of your word in creating the world and in making
us a new creation in Christ. We confess that our words are often riddled with falsehood, misrepresentation, and manipulation. Our lips lie and produce death rather than life, rivalry rather than friendship, and blame rather than repentance. We twist, distort, and dodge the truth in order to justify ourselves, protect
our interests, or tear down others. Forgive
us for our words that spread lifelessness and dishonor you. May the word of Christ dwell in us richly so that the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart please you, our Rock and our Redeemer.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Word made flesh, we pray.