Speak Only the Truth—prayer for May 18. Being silent is far better than lying. We get into situations where we find it hard to tell the truth. We need the power of God to be able to stand. Let’s ask God to help us say nothing but the truth.
Bible Verse for Today
“The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” (Proverbs 12:22)
According to the scriptures, truth establishes and entrenches righteousness, while lying will bring the displeasure and judgment of God. Therefore, we should refuse to speak sometimes than tell lies. The proverbs also paint a beautiful picture and wonder of carefully chosen words devoid of deceit.
When we consistently speak the truth, we keep our relationship, and there is joy. Moreover, we will have less burden to carry because when we tell lies, we have to lie again to cover it up. Today, many technologies have been made to detect lies, but they can’t be perfect for detecting lies.
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Spouses lie to one another to keep the peace; even parents lie to their children and vice versa; employers and employees do the same. Advertisers lie to sell products. Politicians tell lies to divert the country’s resources to their selves.
Amidst all these, we believers must tell and live out the truth. We must stick to nothing but the truth – in our place of work, home, and every relationship, we find ourselves in, we must let them be able to discern easily that we are different from others.
They should be able to count on us, and above all, God should be pleased with us with the words of our mouths.
Speak Only the Truth Prayer for Today
Lord, I thank You because You are always faithful to Your word. You love those who speak the truth always and hate those who tell lies. I want always to be truthful, and I want people to confide in me and bring glory to your name, Lord – give me the power to speak the truth in all circumstances and stand by it. Amen.
Also read: Prayer for May 17