A prayer for self-discipline

Heavenly Father come close; come quickly.
My heart cries out; my raised hands are my morning prayers.

Post a guard at my mouth, God, set a watch at the door of my lips.
Police my mind; arrest my dreams of evil or thoughts of bad company.

Shield me from those who do wrong— don’t let them lure me with their schemes.
May the Just One be my warden; correct me and set me straight,
Don’t let sin imprison my soul.

Dear Lord, I only have eyes for You.
Since I’ve run for dear life to You, safeguard my heart.
Help me to talk the talk,
and also walk the walk,
just like Your Son, Jesus, in whose name I come.

Amen.

~~ Adaptation/Paraphrase of Psalm 141

credits: http://chirho.wordpress.com/2007/11/25/today’s-morning-prayer-discipline-and-protection/

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