Psalm 141, beginning at verse 2: “Let my prayer be set before you as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice; set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing; to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity, and do not let me eat of their delicacies.”
Of all of God’s creation, only human beings have the power of intelligent, calculated speech. That’s because you and I are created in the image of God. When He spoke, both things and life were created from only His words. We, too, can build life with our words. But if we don’t guard the door of our lips, things can get in there that cause hurt. That’s why our lips need a doorman.
If you don’t have one, ask God for yours today. He’s available 24/7, free of charge.
It’s time to pray.