Prayer: loosen our tongues

gospelLord, close our mouths to lies and gossip,
To crushing words and crafty deceit;
Let evil thoughts die unsaid,
No bitter water from springs of life.

Lord, loosen our tongues to praise your name,
Among the brethren, in the church;
But, more, to speak where none have heard
The gospel truth that fully saves.


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J. Randal Matheny

Servant of the Lord at GoSpeak
Randal and his wife have lived and worked in Brazil since 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. Randal's a lefty, a chocolate lover, an author and a poet. His microblog is

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