I believe in telling the truth. Truth is... I pray for safety often. Of course, I pray for safety from harm and safety from evil. Mostly... I pray for safety from myself. I've learned over the years that a sense of humor and a quick wit can make people laugh... but it can also make mistakes at lightening speed.
I was born with a sense of humor and a quick wit. So... as I prepare for a live radio interview early in the morning... a familiar voice fills my brain. Therefore I pray... as my lively, elderly, black, Southern Baptist friend taught me to pray a long time ago:
O Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand upon my tongue... all the days of my life.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
New American Standard Bible