“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies.” (Psalm 141:3-4)
It is said that you are what you eat. What words do your ears consume? What thoughts are fed in your mind? Do not take in the works of iniquity. Live in the truth of the Word of God and meditate upon His goodness and mercy. Let the words of your mouth and the meditation of your heart be upon the truth the Lord has revealed. May the words of the Lord be always upon your lips.
Lord, help me to think through what I say. Help me to not speak as the world speaks, but to live according to Your Word and speak what is pleasing in Your sight. Guide me, O Lord, according to Your goodness to do what is right in Your sight at all times and to speak what is pleasing upon Your ears. Keep me from the harm that comes with the thoughts of this world that I may daily abide in Your presence.
Lord Jesus, You know all of the difficulties I face. You know what goes on in my mind. Guide me, O Lord, according to Your goodness to see the truth You have revealed that I may now and always abide in You and You in me. Lead me to speak only what is good and to think upon the truth of Your Word always. May I learn from You how to always be faithful and not abide in the ways of this world. Amen.