Prayer taken from the Chofetz Chaim- A Lesson a Day: The Concepts & Laws of Proper Speech Based on his works, Sefer Chofetz Chaim and Sefer Shirmas Haloshon


Prayer for Divine Assistance

(Siyata D’Shmaya)

Master of the Universe, may it be Your will, Compassionate and Gracious G-d, that You grant me the merit today and every day to guard my mouth and tongue from [speaking] evil talk (loshon hara) and gossip (rechilus). And may I be zealous not to speak ill even of an individual, and certainly not of the entire Jewish people or a portion of it; and even more so, may I be zealous not to complain about the ways of the Holy One, Blessed is He. May I be zealous not to speak words of falsehood, flattery, strife, anger, arrogance, hurt, embarrassment, mockery, and all other forbidden forms of speech. Grant me the merit to speak only that which is necessary for my physical and spiritual well-being, and may all my deeds and words be for the sake of Heaven. Amein.