They were unable to trap him in what he said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent. (Luke 20:26)
Lord, please teach me to respond quickly to others in love. May I not be trapped by words, but may I recognize the motivation behind them. Please increase my wisdom that I may respond wisely to others. I pray that my heart will be flooded with Your joy, peace, and love, so that out of the overflow of it my mouth speaks only what edifies You!
“Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.” ~Ephesians 4:29 (NASB)
Lord, please put Your Holy Spirit duct tape over my mouth and help me keep better control of the words I say. Please help me to be more conscious of the words that proceed from my mouth and may I only say what edifies the Body of Christ.
“When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.” ~Proverbs 10:19
Lord, help me to keep my words few, so that I can be counted among those who are wise. Help me to remember that I’m bound to sin the more I speak. Please help me to have better control over my tongue and to make my words count.
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” ~Psalm 19:14
Read more of this in Luke 20:20-26.