“Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.”
How important is our speech? Jesus said it revealed what was going on in our
hearts. Proverbs repeatedly tells us that our words can wound or heal. The
apostle Paul tells us to speak only what will benefit those who hear us. In light of
these Scriptures, this prayer of David is very appropriate. Only God can help us
tame the tongue and use its power to bless. Let’s invite him into our world of
speech and ask him to take control of it as he does our hearts!
Most holy and righteous Father, I don’t want my language to ever betray you or
wound your children. Please help me redeem my speech and use it to glorify you,
bless your children, and speak of salvation to those who do not know your Son. In
the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.