I often ask God to “Set a guard over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3).
It’s helpful if I determine to “Let no corrupting talk come out of my mouth, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion” (from Ephesians 4:29).
We’re responsible to do our part when we pray.
His eyes, usually bright, were clouded. I listened. I saw how “the words of the reckless pierce like swords (Proverbs 12:18).”
Those of us who pray must be very careful what we say. It is not right for blessing and cursing to come out of the same mouth (from James 3:10).
If you struggle to keep your words kind and pure, pray this: “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips (Psalm 141:3).”