Psalm 141: 1 I call upon you, O Lord; come quickly to me; give ear to my voice when I call to you. 2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice. 3 Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. 4 Do not turn my heart to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with those who work iniquity; do not let me eat of their delicacies.
The verse that caught my attention is v.3 “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord…”. This is the prayer of the extrovert, one who tends to verbalize his thoughts or feelings. This is particularly true in times of anxiety or stress. Like now. It’s the holiday season and there’s a lot going on. There are pressures and deadlines to get things done. Those of us who tend to verbalize what’s inside of us need to be careful we don’t utter careless words which we later regret.
“O Lord keep watch over the door of my lips.” (v.3b) This is a great prayer for all of us, extrovert or not. Lord let it be so. Amen.