Prayer by Elizabeth Scalia
from Little Sins Mean A Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us
Lord, in the days leading up to your Passion, you were the subject of much gossip, which contributed to the sensibilities of the mob. Mob mentalities are never good, and too often gossip either arises from them, or feeds them. Wishing no part of that mindlessness, nor to be party to any act that makes me barter away the humanity of another for my own a amusement or validation - and wishing also, to always remember that you are present in each of my fellows - I beg you, like the Psalmist, to "set a guard over my mouth and keep watch at the door of my lips," particularly when I am in the company of others, and joining in casual talk, where discretion is too often lost. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
I am a Catholic wife, mom and grandma. In 1995, after Bible college and a few years as an Evangelical Missionary, I was received into the Church at the Easter Vigil. These are my personal musings on Scripture, prayer, and living close to Jesus.