Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Govern your Tongue

Petition 3.26 | KJV

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

Lord, enable me to take heed to my ways, that I offend not with my tongue, and to keep my mouth as it were with a bridle, Psalm 39:1(KJV) that it may not be hasty to utter any thing. Ecclesiastes 5:2(KJV)

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, keep the door of my lips, Psalm 141:3(KJV) that I may not offend in word. James 3:2(KJV)

Let my speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, Colossians 4:6(KJV) and enable me always, out of the good treasure of my heart, to bring forth good things. Matthew 12:35(KJV) Let my mouth speak wisdom, and my tongue talk judgment; Psalm 37:30(KJV) and let not thy words depart out of my mouth, or any of your people’s mouth, nor out of the mouth of our seed, or our seed’s seed, from henceforth and for ever. Isaiah 59:21(KJV)

Enable me always to open my mouth with wisdom, and let the law of kindness be in my tongue. Proverbs 31:26(KJV) Give me to know what is acceptable, Proverbs 10:32(KJV) that my tongue may be as choice silver, and my lips may feed many. Proverbs 10:20-21(KJV)

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