Dear God, I hate the sarcastic hurtful words on social media and even in person: words that make people feel excluded or insecure, words that cause harm. Sometimes those words are directed at me, and they hurt. I confess that sometimes I am the initiator of hurtful words. Forgive me Lord; help me to only speak words that encourage. Help me not to respond to others in anger or hurt, but to bless instead. Help me to discourage others from hate speech. Amen.