Your Mouth Has Something to Say

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips [to keep me from speaking thoughtlessly].”
— Psalm 141:3

By Nina Roach

Have you noticed that our mouths always have something to say? And quite often without even giving any thought to our words. We all have spoken words at one time or another that we later regretted. Just like our souls which are made up of our minds, wills, and emotions needed saving, well so does our mouths. 

You may have never thought about it this way. We need to pray a sinner's prayer for salvation for our mouths and its one little member, the tongue. Of all our body parts according to James 3:6, our tongues are like a fire, a world of evil. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of our lives on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. 

Whoa... Oh Jesus, save my tongue right now, for I have sinned and those reading this post at this moment, and I ask you also to set a guard at our mouths so that we no longer sin against you.

Jesus is Lord over my mouth and its member, my tongue. If you just prayed that prayer with me, your tongue is now saved. And just like we said the sinner's prayer, so that we can have everlasting life and a solid relationship with God, and we believed that we received salvation which includes deliverance, victory, prosperity, health, help, salvation, and welfare. We also stand and agree together that our mouths are saved and we will continue to work out our salvation as we give reverence unto the Lord who saves us by our actions of faith.

Decide with me today that from this day forward, when our mouths are filled with words to speak that they will be for good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto those who are listening.

Decree It: I choose to speak what is good, pure and right as this honors God. And to use my words for the building up of myself and others, that it may minister grace unto those who are listening.  I let the words of my heart and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock, and my redeemer. Thank you for saving my mouth from evil, so that I may speak only good.