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I have not departed from the commands of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth
More than my daily bread.
 
Job 23:12
 
 
~ God of Grace ~
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“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  Please help me to not depart from Your commands.  Please help me to treasure the words of Your mouth more than anything else in my life.  In Jesus’ name, amen.
  
Prayer from Psalm 19:14 and based on Job 23:12
 
  
For Rebecca.  The verse you gave me (Psalm 19:14) sits in my kitchen window as a “guard over my mouth.”
 

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my lips

Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord.
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
 
Psalm 141:3
 
 
When I read this verse yesterday, the word that stood out to me was “door.”  I started thinking about the connection between doors and lips and wrote these thoughts in my journal.
 
Sometimes doors need to be opened and sometimes they need to be closed.  Doors can be welcoming to others or slammed in their faces.  I want the “door of my lips” to be gracious, welcoming to all.  I also want my door to be heavy, so it has to be opened with intention and thought.  What does the door of your lips look like?
  
So Jesus said again, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that I Myself am the Door for the sheep.  John 10:7 (Amplified Bible)
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All were amazed at the gracious words
That came from His lips. 
 
Luke 4:22

 

Question of the day:
Are the words that come from my lips gracious?
 
 
~ God of Grace ~
You are the gracious One.
Please help the words that I speak
and the tone of my voice to be kind.
Please help those who hear my
words know they are loved by You.
“In Jesus’ name, amen.”
 
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For my Dad, who shows me Jesus’ love with his words.
My Dad wrote a poem about the importance of our words.

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