Lord, through your servant Paul we are commanded to teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. Therefore, we ask that through your Spirit of Truth you lead us to teach the older men among us to be temperate and agreeable, worthy of respect, and self controlled. May we at all times be sound in faith, in love, and in endurance.
Likewise, bless us to teach older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanders or gossips, or addicted too much wine. Rather teach what is good and pure so they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, busy at home, kind, and subject to their husbands.
May no one malign your word and character due to our actions.
Amen and amen.