Praying the Bible ~ Psalm 141:3-4

Praying through verses or passages of the Bible is a great way to help you pray according to the will and desires of God. Below is a passage of Scripture and a sample prayer. I would encourage you to pray that prayer, or, even better, read the passage and pray as God leads you.

Text: Psalm 141:3-4
Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips. Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing or perform wicked acts with men who commit sin. Do not let me feast on their delicacies. (Christian Standard Bible)

Prayer
Father, the tongue is a fire impossible to control, James wrote, and from the heart the mouth speaks, Jesus said. Father, guard my words by guarding my heart. So often the temptation is to gossip or to speak unkind things about another, yet as with Isaiah, through Jesus you atone for the sin of my lips. May the words of my mouth honor you and edify others. Protect my heart. When I am tempted or thoughtless, by your grace steer me from sin. When, in the moment, the temptations seem more pleasant, remind my heart of the greater pleasures to be found in you. Amen.

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