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          for the Words of My Mouth
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Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death… Father I pray that You would help me speak words of life.

Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer

James 1:19 
Lord, help me be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry

Ecclesiastes 3:7
Lord, there is a time to speak and a time to be silent.  Help me know when to speak and when to be silent.

Philippians 2:14
  Lord, help me to do everything without grumbling or arguing,  so that I may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then I will shine among them like stars in the sky

Proverbs 21:23
He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.   Father, will you please help me to guard my mouth.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.  Help me not to sow strife and not be a whisperer.

Psalm 15:3
Help me to cast no slur on my fellow man.

Ephesians 4:29
I pray that I will not let any unwholesome talk come out of my mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Prov 29:11
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back. Lord I pray for wisdom and to not be foolish.

Titus 3:2
I pray to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.

Ecclesiastes 10:12
I pray my words will be gracious.

Job 33:3
Father, I pray that my words come from an upright heart and that my lips sincerely speak what I know.

Matthew 15:19/Phil 4:8
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.   Thank You Lord, that You are at work sanctifying me from ugly evil thoughts.  Help my thoughts to be true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise so that the words that come out of my mouth are these kinds of words.

Psalm 17:3 
I pray for grace so that my mouth will not sin.

Psalm 37:30
  I pray that my mouth will utter wisdom, and my tongue speak what is just.

Psalm 49:3
Let my mouth speak words of wisdom and the utterance from my heart give understanding.

Ecclesiastes 10:12
Lord, I pray that I would be wise and my words would be gracious.

Proverbs 8:8
  I pray that all the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.

Ephesians 6:19
I pray that when I open my mouth to speak about the gospel words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make this mystery known.

2 Samuel 23:2
Father, I pray that The Spirit of the LORD will speak through me and that Your word will be on my tongue

Psalm 15:2-5 
Lord, I pray to  speak the truth from my heart and have no slander on my tongue, and cast no slur on my fellowman, and to keep my oath even when it hurts.

Psalm 34:13
Lord, help me to keep my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking lies.

Psalm 37:30
Thank You Lord that the mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and has a tongue that speaks what is just.

Psalm 66:17
Lord, I cry out to You with my mouth; Your praise is on my tongue.

Psalm 71:24
My tongue will tell of your righteous acts.

Psalm 119:172
May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.

Psalm 126:2
May my mouth be filled with laughter and my tongue with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for that person."

Psalm 139:4
Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.If I am about to say something I shouldn't, will you please give me a check in my spirit before it comes out.

Proverbs 6:16-18
Lord, there are seven things that are detestable to You:  haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,  a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.  I pray for Your grace to do none of these things.

Proverbs 10:20
Lord, I pray that my tongue is choice silver

Proverbs 11:12
Lord help me to be a person of understanding and hold my tongue.

Proverbs 12:18
Lord I pray that I would not have reckless words that pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise that brings healing.

Proverbs 12:19
Lord, I thank You that truthful lips endure forever

Proverbs 15:2
Lord, I pray for wisdom because the tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

Proverbs 15:4
  Lord, I want my tongue to bring healing and be a tree of life.

Proverbs 17:4
Lord, help me not to listen to evil lips or pay attention to a malicious tongue.

Proverbs 31:26
I pray to speak with wisdom, and faithful instruction.

Proverbs 28:23
He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.  Help me to be able to receive a rebuke with grace and to give one with gentleness if You instruct me to do so.

Isaiah 50:4
Lord, I pray that You would give me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. When I wake will You waken my ear to listen like one being taught.

Isaiah 54:17
Thank You Lord, that no weapon forged against me will prevail, and I will refute every tongue that accuses  me. This is my heritage as Your servant, LORD, and this is my vindication from You

Mark 16:17
And these signs will accompany me because I believe: In Your name I will speak in new tongues...

1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  Help me to have love.

1 Corinthians 14:2
Thank You Lord, that when I speak in tongues I do not speak to men but to You. 

1 Corinthians 14:4
Thank You, Lord that those who speak in a tongue edify themselves,  those who prophesy edify the church.  Help me to do both.

1 Corinthians 14:14
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.  Help me to pray with my spirit and with my mind.

Philippians 2:10-12
Thank You that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

James 1:26
   Lord, help me to keep a tight rein on my tongue so that I will not deceive myself and my religion won’t be worthless.

James 3:5
My tongue is a small part of my body, but it has the potential to make great boasts. Help me to remember what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.  Help me to use self control when I speak so that I don’t start a fire with my words.  My tongue has the power to steer the course of my life.  Help me use it in ways that are good.  Only You can help me to tame my tongue.

James 3:9
With my tongue I will praise You, my Lord and Father, and not curse people, who have been made in God's likeness.

1 Peter 3:10
  Lord, I love life and want to see good days.  Help to keep my tongue from evil and my lips from deceitful speech.

1 John 3:18
Let me not love just with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

1 Thess 5;11 
Help me to encourage others and to build them up.

1 Thess 5:16-18 
Help me to remember to be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances for this is Your will God.

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