Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Govern your Tongue

Petition 3.26 | NIV

I must pray for grace to enable me both to govern my tongue well and to use it well.

Lord, enable me to watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin, and to keep my mouth, as if with a muzzle, Psalm 39:1(NIV) that it may not be hasty to utter anything. Ecclesiastes 5:2(NIV)

Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips, Psalm 141:3(NIV) so that I may not stumble in word. James 3:2(NIV)

Let my conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt; Colossians 4:6(NIV) and enable me always to bring good things out of the good stored up in me. Matthew 12:35(NIV) Let my mouth utter wisdom, and my tongue speak what is just; Psalm 37:30(NIV) and do not let your words depart from my mouth, or from the mouths of any of your people, or from the mouths of our children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever. Isaiah 59:21(NIV)

Enable me always to speak with wisdom, and let faithful instruction be on my tongue. Proverbs 31:26(NIV) Give me to know what is fitting, Proverbs 10:32(NIV) that my tongue may be as choice silver, and my lips may nourish many. Proverbs 10:20-21(NIV)

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