Meditation on Psalm 141

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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

 

 

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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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