When You Need Forgiveness - I





O Lord our God, we confess that in dealings with our shipmates we often
are like a clam, 98% mouth covered with a hard shell. A friend has a
problem and rather than listen, we sound off. A job doesn't go quite
right and rather than learn, we spout off. Lord, you made us with two
ears for every mouth. Help us to take this hint from Your creation. Make
us slow to speak and ready to listen, that we may better understand and
pull together to get the job done and this great ship safely home. Amen.