Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.
I do not want to grieve the Holy Spirit with my attitude. I feel justified in my attitude when I have been wronged and feel I am owed reparation. Despite difficult circumstances, please help me guard my tongue from unwholesome talk, my spirit from bitterness, my heart from malice. Help me forgive as You have forgiven; thank you my fate is sealed with Your Holy Spirit.