Silent Prayer

I am sure that many of you reading my blog will, at some time or the other, have said to yourself, “I could have bitten my tongue when I said that”.

But, of course, by then it is much too late, and no matter what we say or do to try and make amends, your ill-considered, hurtful words cannot be taken back and unsaid.

The Quakers, however, who are proficient at silent prayer, have a useful little trio of questions which we might well get into the habit of thinking about before uttering any doubtful words:-

Their questions are

1. Is this true?

2. Is it kind?

3. Is it necessary?

Three little questions which could save you – and many others – a great deal of pain!

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

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