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.