Help me, father, in this time of difficulty.
I don’t always have the right things to say, my tongue is slow and my speech is timid. Be my words when I have none. Move my tongue when it seems I cannot.
Help me find the strength to say what I must, even when it seems I should not. Help me not to offend, but to enlighten.
Guide me in the path you have laid out for me. I know you have plans for me. Help me to realize them.
All this in Jesus’ name I pray.