David ends Psalm 19 with a prayer that’s applicable to us, some 3,000 years after he wrote it: “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19.14).
David apparently knew the truth that Jesus would speak one thousand years later, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luke 6.45). He knew what filled his heart would be evident to all by what he said. So he prayed for wisdom and direction over what he thought and what he said.
Today, look ahead to one situation where you know you’ll be challenged to be like the Christ. This could be an employee evaluation, around the school lunch table, in the locker room after practice, at a board meeting, or leading your children. Whatever and wherever it might be, pray that what you think and say, even if it’s a stressful situation, will be pleasing in the sight of your “Lord, Rock, and Redeemer.”