October 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day.
God of speech and silence,
On this day, we pray for our brothers and sisters around the world whose speech is slowed, whose stream of thought struggles to pour forth, who are silent for fear of humiliation, frustration, and exhaustion.
We pray for the voices we do not hear because we do not wait for thoughts, sentences, words of wisdom to be finished, but instead plow forward.
We pray for those who have undergone painful treatments and long therapies. We give you thanks for those people who have the skills to work with those who stutter, those whose speech is halting, those whose sentences waver in the wind.
On this day, may the memory of your servant Moses fill our hearts and minds. May we remember that when it mattered, he spoke bravely, not through Aaron, not to Pharaoh, but directly to You.
Grant the peace of being heard by You to all those who seek it on this day and every day.