Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3
Too often, I speak before I think. Too often, I do not say "only what is necessary for the moment" (Ephesians 4:29) but instead I say too much. Too often, I use my mouth to be critical, offer judgment, gossip, quarrel or demean. Lord, put a guard over my mouth. Holy Spirit, guide me in thinking before I speak, in thinking about what I will say and how I will say it. I so desire to use words to build up and to edify those around me, to be an encouragement and to point people to You, Lord. Keep watch over the door of my lips so that You are reflected in whatever I say.
For Your Glory,