A Prayer for Grace to Govern our Tongue

Lord, enable us to guard our ways, that we may not sin with our tongue, and to guard our mouth, as if with a muzzle, that it may not be hasty to utter a word.

Set a guard, O LORD, over our mouth; keep watch over the door of our lips, that we may not stumble in what we say.

Let our speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, and enable us always, out of the good treasure of our heart, to bring forth good. Let our mouth utter wisdom, and our tongue speak justice; and let not your words depart out of our mouth, or out of the mouth of our offspring, or our children’s offspring, from this time forth and forevermore.

Enable us always to open our mouth with wisdom, and let the teaching of kindness be on our tongue. Give us to know what is acceptable, that our tongue may be as choice silver, and our lips may feed many.

A Prayer for Grace to Govern our Tongue, by Matthew Henry

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