Use Your Words... Wisely

Father, please touch my heart. For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Show me how to be a godly person, who out of the good treasure of my heart brings forth good things, because an evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things. Don’t let me speak without thinking, Father, for I will give an account for every idle word on the day of judgment. For by my words I will be justified, and by my words I will be condemned; Father, I pray You will help me speak words of life! Matthew 12:34- 37

Father, let no corrupting talk come out of my mouth, but only such as is good for building up, that it may give grace to those who hear... Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor and evil speaking be put away from me, with all malice. Teach me not to take Your name in vain, for You do not hold anyone guiltless, who takes Your name in vain. Ephesians 4:29-31 ESV, NKJV, Exodus 20:7

Father, You promise that if I will guard my mouth and my tongue, You will keep my soul from troubles. Give me a soft answer to turn away wrath, because a harsh word stirs up anger. Father, I pray I will not be one who speaks like the piercing of a sword, but rather have the tongue of the wise, promoting health. Proverbs 21:23, 15:1

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth! Keep a watch over the door of my lips. Give me the tongue of the wise, to use knowledge rightly, because the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. Let another man praise me, and not my own mouth, a stranger, and not my own lips. God forbid that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Psalm 141:3, Proverbs 15:2, 27:2, Galatians 6:14

Father, if I want to love life and seek good days, I will refrain my tongue from evil, and my lips from speaking deceit. For you detest lying lips, Father, but You delight in me when I am truthful. For it is not what goes into a mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of a mouth, this defiles a man. 1 Peter 3:10, Proverbs 12:22, Matthew 15:11

Father, teach me to be one who covers a transgression, seeking love, because the person who repeats a matter separates friends. Proverbs 17:9

Father, may I do all things without complaining or disputing. For You execute judgment against those who are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; do not let me be like these, who boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. Philippians 2:14, Jude 1:16 NIV

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, Father, and those who love it will eat its fruit; therefore help me to choose life! Proverbs 20:21

Let my speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that I may know how I ought to answer every man. Give me the tongue of the learned, that I may know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. Colossians 4:6, Isaiah 50:4

Father, help me to know that there is a time to keep silent and a time to speak. Ecclesiastes 3:7

Father let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your honor all the day; may I bless You at all times! Psalm 71:8, 34:1