O Lord our God, we confess that in dealings with others we often are like a clam, 98% mouth covered with a hard shell.
A friend has a problem and rather than listen, we sound off.
A job doesn’t go quite right and rather than learn, we spout off.
Lord, you made us with two ears for every mouth.
Help us to take this hint from Your creation.
Make us slow to speak and ready to listen, that we may better understand and pull together to get the job done and this great ship safely home.
(Prayers for Forgiveness, Pray-with-Beads.com)
“I choose to be happy at the start of each day.”
(Affirmations are a powerful tool for self change and self-actualization. For best results using affirmations speak the affirmation out loud in the morning, mid-day, and at night. When speaking affirmations, say the affirmation multiple times each session. Some suggest saying it as many as 10 times each time you speak it. I believe a minimum of 3 times is necessary to get any real effect.)