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!
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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.