Prayers to Speak Well

PRAYERS TO REFRAIN FROM EVIL SPEAKING

Lord, you said, "What comes out of his mouth, this defiles a man." (Matt. 15:11)

Lord, I pray that I treasure good things, not evil things, in my heart, and that out of the abundance of the good things in my heart my mouth speaks. (Mt. 12:35)

I pray that I speak evil of no man. (Titus 3:2)

DON'T SLANDER

Lord, you told me not to go up and down as a talebearer, gossip or slanderer among the people. (Lev. 19:16)

Prayers to Speak Edification

Prayers to Speak Less

I pray I be swift to hear; slow to speak, and slow to wrath. (James 1:19)

Lord, make me the wise one who restrains his lips. (Pr. 10:19)

Lord, help me to remember that the perverse tongue will be cut out. (Pr. 10:31)

Lord, make me of a faithful spirit so as to conceal a matter not needing to be said. (Pr. 11:13)

Lord, keep me from being ensnared by the transgression of my lips. (Pr. 12:13)

Lord, teach me when to cover shame prudently. (Pr. 12:16)

Prayers to Speak Graciously

SPEAK GRACIOUSLY

Father, I thank you that as I love purity of heart, and You put grace on my lips, the king will be my friend. (Pr 22:11)

Pour grace upon my lips, O Father; and bless me forever. (Ps. 45:2)

Make me wise and thus my words gracious; let my lips not swallow me up. (Ecclesiastes 10:12)

I pray Lord that men may marvel at the gracious words which come out of my mouth. (Luke 4.22)

 

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