For Good Communication With Your Children

Father, I recognize that good communication with my children begins with me. Give me wisdom to help them process their anger and guilt and to speak words that will bring healing.
In the name of Jesus, I have resolved that my mouth will not sin. Father, I realize that above all else, I must guard my heart, for it affects everything I do. I pray that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart may be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the utterance from my heart will give understanding when I converse with my children.
Father, You are my Help, and I pray that You will set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. I will be wise and listen when my children speak, and add to their learning, and I purpose to walk in discernment and receive guidance.
Give my children a listening heart that they may receive instruction and not forsake their father’s/mother’s teaching. As we talk, we will listen to each other so that we may live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.
In the name of Jesus, I bind my mind to the mind of Christ, and my emotions to the control of the Holy Spirit. I loose wrong attitudes, and negative, ungodly thought patterns from our minds. Give us listening hearts and ears to hear the voice of our God and each other. May I teach my children by precept and practice to guard their mouths and their tongues to keep them from calamity. I will teach them that there is a time to be silent and a time to speak.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in You for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of You, Lord, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. We will think on good things and store up good things in our hearts, for out of the overflow of our hearts our mouths speak.
Therefore grant us grace that we may put off falsehood and speak truthfully to each other, for we are all members of one body. In our anger we will not sin; we take a stand that we will not let the sun go down while we are still angry. We refuse to give the devil a foothold, in the name of Jesus. We rid ourselves of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. With the help of the Holy Spirit my children and I will be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ You forgave us.
Thank You, Father, for loving us. Amen.

Scripture References:
Psalm 17:3 niv Proverbs 21:23 niv
Proverbs 4:23 nlt Ecclesiastes 3:7 niv
Psalm 19:14 niv Luke 6:43-45
Psalm 49:3 niv 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 nkjv
Psalm 141:3 nkjv Philippians 4:8
Proverbs 1:5 niv Matthew 12:34 niv
Proverbs 1:8 niv Ephesians 4:25-27 niv
Proverbs 1:33 niv Ephesians 4:31,32 niv

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