Many words will come my way today,
some from talking people,
some from printed pages,
some from glowing screens,
some from my own wandering mind and thundering imagination.
Grant me the gift of discernment, O Lord,
that I may know the good from the bad,
the true from the false,
the helpful from the hurtful,
the constructive from the destructive,
the benevolent from the self-serving,
the useful from the manipulative—
the information from the noise.
Above all, O Lord, grant me the discernment to recognize those words that are the best words—the ones that are your words—wherever I may hear them.