Guard your mouth – Prayer for February 4. As Christians, we need to be disciplined in everything we do and including the way we talk. What we speak should be edifying and full of blessing not just talking too much.
Bible Verse for Today
“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” (Proverbs 13:3)
There is something that we believe and we talk about every time. When we limit the way we talk, people assume that we are wise – but anyone who speaks too much might not be considered wise. It is not just a mere saying. It was written in the Scriptures. Proverbs 17:28 says, “Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.”
The Bible has advised us to stay away from the things that will cause unnecessary words coming from our mouth. If there is anything we should guard, it should be our mouth. The Psalmist knew that the power of life and death lies in the tongue and the words he says, he then prayed that he learns how to stop talking unnecessarily. Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”
God is interested in the words of our mouth, we will be judged not only by our actions but by our words too. It doesn’t matter how spiritual we claim to be, if we find it difficult to refrain ourselves from talking too much, we will be exposed to the danger of sin. There are times when you are about to speak and people try to avoid you or someone says it to your face that you talk too much. When you have experienced this, it is time to tell God to help you guard your lips and teach you to speak the right thing at the right time.
The consequence of talking too much is that no one will ever want to listen to you even whenever you are serious.
Guard your Mouth Prayer for Today
Dear Lord, thank you for the grace you have given me to be able to talk. It’s a privilege Lord. I pray, that you teach me to speak the right words and say things that will bless people around me. If there are things that I have said that has caused me to sin, Lord, let your mercy find me and make me clean. Help to start the day with the right words. Amen.