Inspiring Prayer For Controlling The Tongue

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    Simple but powerful. As simple as it may seem, the tongue has been the destruction of so many. With the tongue, you can uplift or curse, bless or condemn, praise or disgrace. It is important to keep it under control. Words once spoken, cannot be taken back.

    So today, speak words of love, encouragement and joy to yourself and to others. Bless them and praise God rather than curse. And watch God’s blessings flow into your life.

    Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

    Prayer To Control The Tongue

    Heavenly Father, I admit the power that resides in the words I speak. I am aware that my tongue has the potential to bring forth life or death, to build up or to tear down. I plead with You, Lord, to create a guard for my mouth and a watch for the door of my lips.

    Teach me to speak words that edify, words of truth, love, and encouragement that reflect Your heart, rather than words that wound or hinder.

    Lord, let my speech always be gracious and seasoned with salt. Let me not utter reckless words, or engage in slander or gossip, but instead, help me to use my words to bring healing and peace.

    Help me to listen more and speak less, to examine my words carefully before I utter them, and to choose silence when it is the best option.

    Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

    Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

    Prayer for Grace in Speech and Silence

    Gracious God, I seek Your grace not only in the words I speak but also in my silences. Help me to discern when to speak up and when to remain silent, understanding that both can be expressions of wisdom and love.

    In my speech, let grace overflow, reflecting Your compassion and kindness. In my silence, let it be filled with prayer and contemplation, never with resentment or malice.

    May every word I speak, or choose not to speak, bring honor to You. In times when I falter, I am grateful for Your grace that covers my shortcomings. Let my life, in words and in silences, be an ongoing testimony to Your transformative work within me.

    Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

    Proverbs 17:28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

    Prayer for Life-Giving Speech

    Mighty God, I understand the powerful truth that life and death are in the power of the tongue. Help me to fully grasp this responsibility, and to use my words wisely, knowing the immense influence they wield.

    May I speak life into my circumstances, into the lives of those around me, and even over myself. Let me pronounce blessings and not curses, and spread joy rather than sorrow with the words that I speak.

    Oh Lord, I pray that You guide me to echo Your Word in all I say, and to affirm Your promises over my life.

    Help me to declare faith, hope, and love, to reject negativity and despair, and to choose words that bring light in the midst of darkness. May I refrain from careless words and instead, use my tongue as an instrument of Your peace and grace.

    Psalm 141:3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

    1 Peter 3:10 For Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.

    Prayer For Bridling The Tongue

    Almighty God, I pray for the strength to control my tongue, especially in times of anger, frustration, or stress. It is in these moments that words are often spoken in haste, words that can cause lasting damage.

    Grant me the wisdom and self-control to hold my tongue in these situations, to breathe and pray before I respond.

    I pray for the fruit of Your Spirit to manifest in my life – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Let these qualities guide my actions and my words.

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be always pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

    James 1:26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

    Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Break That Chain Of Negativity

    Jehovah Shammah, let no evil befall me as I live my life serving You. Let any negativity spoken against me be destroyed in Jesus name, for I am covered and protected under the precious blood of the King.

    Break that chain of negativity, Oh Lord my God. Allow me to not only speak words of wisdom, upliftment, healing and love towards others, but also, let my actions follow through. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray, Amen and Amen!

    Read Also : Prayer For those who are crying out to God

    Proverbs 12:18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

    Matthew 15:11 It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.


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    1. Thank you lord, this message was certainly a confirmation and directed to me. Because I’m struggling with the very said situation at this moment and no one knows anything but you my lord.. just last night I cried out to you and felt so much anger and abandonment and in the midst of the moment, a song popped into my spirit…which I have not even thought of in years… ” jesus loves me yes I know, for the bible tells me so.” Exactly like that those words popped into my spirit. I was baffled and cried to God to prove himself to me by showing me a sign, to let me know he’s real or just not a mental imaginary thing made up by all to have something to hold on to for hope and strength. But at the same time I know without a doubt that strange things have happened to me, in real and it was just after o spoke to God asking for his guidance or help.. even in my dreams he showed me things and they manifested the next day… all positive things.. one night after working late I literally felt like a friend held me by my elbow and in a cheerful happy manner told me let’s turn around and pass another way, a path that I had never passed when I came in, especially late at night. But happily I just turned around and passed and it was a longer distance to where I usually pass. I don’t know why I did it, but when i reached inside my area where the security was I saw a masked figure ran out from the said area I usually would pass and was five steps away from passing to pass the area that the friendly voice suggested which was about 50 steps away… I shuddered when I saw the masked person rushed out to the streets. That was certainly a miracle and I know it saved me from the plan of the enemy. That person was waiting right in the pathway of where I usually walk every day and night when I came home. Never had I ever passed where the voice told me to pass. And the voice said it like it was both of us, like it was a friend and I walking… it said let’s turn around and pass to the front.. this is the front of the garage door which opens to the streets and the other place where I usually pass was already in my building, but out the garage into the yard and then I turned the key to go into the building.. so I never thought or felt unsafe as I was already inside my building property..but my guardian angel averted me from the danger that awaited me by changing my path that night..it was late at night after a long days work.. maybe around midnight or after… I have had many strange situations as such even when I asked God for something or to move someone from disturbing me on my job. Within an hour that person just came in a packed their things and left.. no one had said anything to them or knew how I felt.. but at times I still feel abandoned and alone.. God please help my faith grow and speak to me as you used to do before. I’m scared, I’m confused. Please lord I need you, I need to hear from you… I’m hungry for you…

    2. Thank you father god for another day a chance to get it right . Father god today I ask you to guard my tongue and my family also let your Holy Spirit speak through us in jests name amen . Pls protect us today as we do our daily duties keep us safe healthy loving and productive in Jesus majestic name amen amen amen

    3. Thank you lord god for another day and everything you do for us. Please forgive my sins. Please help me control my tongue and give me a peaceful day at work.

    4. I love this group. It’s like my breakfast, lunch an dinner. God bless you. Praise be to God in his highness. One love an unity.

    5. Thank you lord for another day. Please let me control my tongue and speak only kind words even when I’m upset. Asking favor for all my prayers. Amen tbmtb

    6. Dear God,
      Today,I will learn to speak words of love,encouragement and joy to myself and to others.
      I thank You Lord, to teach me how to speak so sweetly in my lips as to bring peace in my life.
      Proverbs 21:23 – Whoever keep his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of troble.
      So today, Let my lips be used to give sweet,joyful praises unto Your Name,dear Lord Jesus Christ,Amen.
      Thank You Lord,for allow me to speak words of wisdom,goodness and love toward others.
      And grant me peace that passeth all understanding.
      And thank You for Your loving care.
      In Jesus’ name,Amen.

    7. Dear Father God,
      I give You thanks every moments.
      My happy moments,I praise You.My difficult moments,I seek You.My guiet moments,I worship You.
      My painful moments,I trust God.
      He is my shield,the power that saves me,and my peace of safety.
      I thank You Father,for You teach me how to speak so sweetly in my lips as to bring peace in my life.
      I know that for life and death are in the power of the tongue.
      Let my lips be used to give sweet,joyful praises unto Your name,Amen.
      Dear God,please grant me peace in my heart,allow me to speak words of wisdom,goodness and love towards others. Amen.
      Proverbs 21:23 -Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
      Today,I will speak words of love,encouragement and joy to myself and to others.
      Thank You Lord,for everything You have done for me.
      In Jesus mighty name,
      I am blessed.
      I am set free from all evil.
      Hallelujah.
      Amen and Amen.

    8. I pray that the Almighty God will grant me special victory in my just concluded IELTS examination in Jesus’ name. Amen.

    9. Dear Father God, I praise You, I love You, I adore You, I worship You, my dear Lord Jesus Christ.
      Let no evil befall me as I live my life serving You. I thank You, Lord, for teaching me how to speak so sweetly in my lips as to bring peace in my life.
      Please help me, dear Lord. Break every negative spoken against me. Break every chain and allow me to speak words of wisdom, goodness and love toward others.
      I know that life and death are in the power of the tongue.
      In Jesus mighty name. I am blessed. I am set free from all evil. Hallelujah.
      Amen and Amen.

    10. Hello Dear, Thank you for the wonderful site, prayers, and encouragement! If I may share some constructive feedback pls…. There is a old phrasing in many of the prayers, “Not only” (eg. Allow me to NOT only). Psychologically, the “not” inserts a negative in the idea both subconsciously & consciously despite good intentions. It is more impactful and positive to say for example “Allow me to speak words of wisdom, encouragement, life, healing & love towards others, and let my actions follow through.”

      The phrase ‘not only’ can make the communication unnecessarily convoluted, without meaning to. Hope that makes sense. Thank you again for all your wonderful work – God bless you!!

    11. Dear Father God.
      I give many thanks dear Lord,for teaching me,how to speak sweet in my lips,to bring peace in my life. Amen.
      I know that,for life and death are the power of the tongue.
      I thank you Lord,to help me to learn,how to hold my tongue,and only speak words of wisdom,goodness and love towards others.
      Dear God,please help me:
      Break every chain.
      Break every negative spoken against me.
      So today,In Jesus mighty name.
      I am blessed.
      I am set free from all evil.
      Amen and Amen.

      1. Break the chain Lord give me peace
        Help me to always hold my tonque, speak only in love not bad
        Thy will be done
        Amen & Amen

    12. I prayed this morning during my morning walk for guidance with my anger and feeling of resentment…Thank you for these very helpful prayers.

    13. Father God thank you for the prayer , oh Lord I need it . I need to control my tongue towards my relationship. Father I’m asking for you to take control of everything in my relationship before I say or do anything stupid. In Jesus name Amen and Amen. It is well.

    14. I give You many thanks my dear Heavenly Father,my dear Lord Jesus Christ.
      I thank you dear God,to teach me to speak sweet in my lips,to bring peace in my heart.
      Because for life and death are the power of the tongue.
      Dear God,please help me to learn,how to hold my tongue and only speak word of wisdom,goodness and love towards others.
      In Jesus Holy Name:
      I break every chain,and negativity spoken against me be destroyed.
      Thank you Lord Jesus,for everything You have done for me,is for my good.
      In Jesus mighty name.
      Amen and Amen.

    15. My dear Heavenly Father.
      I thank you dear God,to teach me to speak sweet in my lips,to bring peace in my life.
      Because for life and death are the power of the tongue.
      Dear God,please help me to learn,how to hold my tongue and only speak word of wisdom,goodness,and love towards others.
      In Jesus Holy Name:
      I break every chain and negativity spoken against me be destroyed.
      Thank you Lord Jesus,for everything You have done for me,is for my good.
      In Jesus mighty name I pray.
      Amen and Amen.

    16. I give You many thanks my dear Heavenly Father,my dear Lord Jesus Christ.
      I thank you dear God,to teach me to speak sweet in my lips,to bring peace in my life.
      Because for life and death are the power of the tongue.
      Dear God,please help me to learn,how to hold my tongue and only speak word of wisdom,goodness and love towards others.
      In Jesus Holy Name:
      I break every chain and negativity spoken against me be destroyed.
      Thank you Lord Jesus, for everything You have done for me,is for my good.
      In Jesus mighty name.
      Amen and Amen.

    17. Thank you Lord
      Please help me to control my tongue
      I give it all to You lord
      I can do nothing without you
      Thy will be done
      Amen & Amen

    18. I feel that GOD has truly Smiled on my heart through this ministry! Thanks for your kindness and obedient Spirit!

    19. Yes Lord let me learn to hold my tongue and only speak goodness outta it. Happy Mothers Day to All God Bless and have Peace in the Lord.
      Amen & Amen

    20. Yes Lord let me speak words of wisdom and praise, I declare the chain is broken by the precious blood of Jesus, Thy will be Done
      Amen & Amen

    21. I praise You my dear Almighty God Jesus Christ.I bless Your Holy name and give You glory,You are all powerful and mighty.
      Dear God,I thank you to teach me how to used my tongue to speak sweet in my lips,to bring peace in my life.Because:For life and death are in the power
      of the tongue.
      Thank you Lord,for everything
      You do,is for my good.
      Thank you so much for this wonderful prayer.
      In Jesus mighty name.
      Amen and Amen.

    22. I pray Oh Heavenly Abba please increase myself and others in faith so we can walk this righteous path in life.

    23. I want to give thanks to my Dear Heavenly Father, to teach me how to controlling my tongue, to keep my self out of trouble. For life and death are in the power of the tongue. And thank you for this beautiful prayer.
      In Jesus mighty name.
      Amen..

      1. Thank you Lord Jesus
        Help me to always watch my tongue , I know it can be a very awful weapon
        I claim peace, joy and love
        Thy will be done
        Amen & Amen

    24. I’ve heard of the name for God Almighty calling Him Jehovah. Where does the name Shammah & Jireh come from. Is is name I AM that I AM?

      1. The meanings of Jehovah Shammah and Jehovah-Jireh
        Jehovah Shammah means – Jehovah is there.
        Jehovah-Jireh is one of the many different names of God found in the Old Testament. “Jehovah-Jireh” is the KJV’s translation of YHWH-Yireh and means “The LORD Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14). It is the name memorialized by Abraham when God provided the ram to be sacrificed in place of Isaac.

    25. Dear Lord,
      More often than not our words
      Are a reflection of what’s in our hearts
      May the words we use be ever comforting and pleasing
      In strife may it bring peace and tranquility.

      In every word we speak may we remember
      We are a reflection of Your love and peace
      And the little ones who take after us
      Be better equipped with words that heal.
      Amen!