This simple — yet challenging — prayer from Psalm 19 is one that I like to reflect on from time to time. In particuar, I like the way that the NASB renders the passage:
Let the words of my mouth
And the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
I can’t help but wonder what the psalmist means by “the meditation of my heart”. Are these my thoughts? My feelings? Or perhaps my conscience? Regardless, the goal here is to ensure that everything I do — in thought, speech, and action — honors the Lord. This is a tough order, but even so, it’s surely worth aiming for each day, no?
If you feel so led, kindly join me in prayer::
Dear Jesus, You know my every conscious thought and feeling, before I am even award of them. You also know that I try to honor You with my choices each day, but sometimes I say or do the wrong thing, and the consequences (even if unintended) can be hurtful to You and others. Would you please guard my speech, fill me with Your wisdom and discernment, and help me to make good choices that please You each day? Thank You, Lord. In Your Name I pray, amen.