If we thought of our words as prayers, we might be much more careful with them. As that thought surfaced in my mind this morning, I'm considering the truth in it.
Everything we think - Everything we say - Everything we do - is either connecting us more closely or separating us from the divine. Often we see our lives as compartmentalized. There's the work zone, the personal zone, the church zone, the public or social zone with each having different rules of thought, words or deeds. There may be things we would say or do in one place that we would never say or do in another. That's out of line with the divine.
Our thoughts lead to words. Our words lead to action. All are either divinely inspired or not. All create something better or worse in our lives. If we want peace, fulfillment and to serve a greater purpose in our lives, we should see our words as prayers. All of our words! They will come back to us in exactly the way we prayed them. If we speak ill of anyone, the same will be done to us. If we speak that we "cannot", our prayer will be answered as "cannot".
No words are idle. They are the source of creation. That is the meaning behind the story of creation. "God said, let there be light and there was light." First the words, then the creation. The second most powerful truth of the divine is "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." What you would create for others, is your fate as well.
Let your words create in a spirit that reflects the divine understanding from within. We've all been gifted with the knowledge and power. It just takes a great deal of discipline and practice.