Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Benenden

Daily Scripture & Reflection

23 Jul 2021, 10 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)

Daily Reflection

These words are often prayed by a minister immediately before preaching in church. Sometimes changing them very slightly and praying, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight……” Let what I say and the thoughts that we have be acceptable to you God. It’s a good way of drawing everyone together as we try to work out and apply how to live life as God would wish.

It’s also not a bad prayer to start each day. Would you change the way you live today, or would you change the things you say today, if you knew that God would examine every word and thought first? As you begin the day, ask God that his love for all his creation might guide your thinking and your speaking.

Revd David