No human being can tame the tongue. We bless the LORD and Father,
and then we curse human beings who are made in the likeness of God.
From James 3:8-9
We need to ask (pray that) the Holy Spirit guide our speech so the words we speak are of mercy and compassion. Our speech can build others up or tear them down. We serve the Kingdom of God when we speak the truth in love; when we speak with mercy and compassion.
I pray ...
Father God ... forgive me for all the times I've damaged others with my speech.
Jesus ... open my eyes to see the likeness of You in each person I meet.
Holy Spirit ... guide my words and make them instruments of your mercy and compassion.