Meditation on Psalm 141

Self Portrait: Guard The Door Of My Lips, Paper Cutout, Phillip Schwartz


Set a watch before my mouth, O Lord, and guard the door of my lips; let not my heart incline to any evil thing.


There are times when most of us could use a little help with guarding the door of our lips and steering our hearts away from an inclination to malice, if not evil. I need that help more often than I’d like to admit.


Lord, in your mercy help me not to react in anger when I ought to respond in love; purge my heart of malice and let your love always be my guide. Amen.

Phillip Schwartz




One thought on “Meditation on Psalm 141

  1. Amen! That is part of the reason I like e-mail and Facebook. When I write something I need to think about the words and the effect those word can have on someone reading what I write. Although I do post as angry sometimes there is no emoji available for worried, concerned or disturbed. I so enjoy this blog and its addition to my morning practice. So happy to have my e-mail back. Thank you for sharing your wisdom while allowing yourself and all of us to be human.


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