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Tuesday, July 28, 2021.

New International Version:

“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭141:3‬).

New Living Translation:

“Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips.”

Contemporary English Version:

“Help me to guard my words whenever I say something.”

Beloved, nothing can be more proper than "this" prayer; nothing more desirable than that God should keep us from saying what we ought not to say. If God sets the watch over a city, such is well guarded: when the Lord becomes the guard of your mouth your whole being is well garrisoned.

The same mouth we use in prayer, it would be a pity if it should ever be defiled with untruth, pride, lies or wrath; yet so it will become unless carefully watched.

God has made our lips the door of the mouth, but we cannot keep that door of ourselves, therefore the need for us to ask the Lord to take the rule of it.

Ensure that no corrupt communication, or any foolish and filthy talk, or idle and unprofitable words, proceed from your mouth. Bridle your mouth.

I ask the Lord to both open and shut our lips, for we can do neither the one nor the other aright if left to ourselves.


Doris Olufunke Olatunji

( Ododoeye)


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