So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbours, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labour and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.
Jesus Christ, help us live among one another as you do.
Teach us to speak with truth. Teach us to master our anger and direct it for justice. Let our work represent the best of our gifts and may it honor you. Grant us patience in our dealings with one another. Let us live by your example to speak in kindness and love to the powerless and bear the whip of the wicked in silence. We pray to overflow with forgiveness with one another, as you have given us immeasurably more grace than we deserve. We ask for the unity that can only be achieved by submitting ourselves to you. Amen.