James warns us that with the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Heavenly Father, we lift up to You the Christian Believers in Sri Lanka. We ask that You guard their hearts and their tongues. In a nation that is divided along ethnic and religious lines, and the current financial crisis makes life very hard, we pray that Christian Believers will not turn against or speak evil of people of other faiths. Instead, may their patience and grace be evident, and may the words of their mouths be pleasing to God and to man. May they be peacemakers and bridge builders (The Bible, James 3:9).