Father, You speak and things change. The non-existant becomes reality, the sick are healed, and the dead live. Your words have power. Put Your words in my mouth when I speak to others to encourage, to pray, or to remind them of You. Use Your words when I am talking to myself to uplift, comfort, or correct rather than the doubt filled words of the world. Let me hear Your words every day so that I can move from a point of existance to a point of living. Amen
James warns us clearly that the tongue is "a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body." That isn't just about the words you use when you speak to others ~ it most definitely includes the words you speak to yourself. If your words are not speaking life, choose to find new words. No one is given permission to speak badly about any of God's creation, even the creation itself. Remember you are His masterpiece, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and you are a child of God.