My words come from my upright heart,
and my lips speak with sincerity what they know.
A Prayer for ProtectionA Davidic prayer. Lord, hear a just cause;
pay attention to my cry;
listen to my prayer—
from lips free of deceit.
1 Samuel 1:13
Hannah was praying silently, and though her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard. Eli thought she was drunk
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly;
see, I do not keep my mouth closed—
as You know, Lord.
You are the most handsome of men;
grace flows from your lips.
Therefore God has blessed you forever.
Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare Your praise.
I will enter Your house with burnt offerings;
I will pay You my vows
My lips will shout for joy
when I sing praise to You
because You have redeemed me.
With my lips I proclaim
all the judgments from Your mouth.
The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.
Take words of repentance with you
and return to the Lord.
Say to Him: “Forgive all our sin
and accept what is good,
so that we may repay You
with praise from our lips.
Therefore, through Him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that confess His name.