A Prayer For Mouth Control

Q: Why is mouth control so hard? A: Because we’re human.

Years ago I stood in the grocery aisle watching a deaf, mute woman have an absolute fit of rage. She could not speak a word, but the fury coming out of her fingers (and heart) taught me something that day: What spills out of our mouths reveals what is in our hearts.

May God have mercy on my soul. There are days and then there are one of those days. And every time I slip, I not only ask for forgiveness, but for the Lord to clean and transform my heart.


Lord, please change and fill my heart so that what comes out of my mouth honors You and encourages those around me. Give me a clean heart that is filled with and controlled by Your Spirit. Teach me to be a wise overseer of my mouth, so that when I am tempted to lash out, I can either answer with a soft word ore remain silent. Help me to speak encouraging words of life and truth to those around me. May the words I speak always be a blessing to all who hear them. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

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