“He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.” Proverbs 28:23
“Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God: but he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.” Luke 12:8-9
Father, God and Creator of heaven and earth. You know the heart and mind of all of Adam’s race. You hear and know every word that we speak; when it is true, when it is a lie, when is spoken in deceit, and for malice or prejudice toward another.
Forgive us, O Lord, our sins which are many and speaking to seek the favor of others is one of our sins; and there is too much of it done to deceive and lead astray those to whom we may be speaking. Cleanse us from our sin and create in us a clean heart, O God. Thank You for the forgiveness that is available only through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ Your Son who is seated at Your right hand.
Help us to always be strong in faith always confessing the name of Jesus no matter what may come our way. Always professing our faith in the One who died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and rose again.
Our faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of Calvary. On Thee we call. Amen.