Curb My Tongue

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. – Proverbs 18:21 NLT
 
Lord, my tongue just went on and on—and now I am reaping the consequences. When will I ever learn when to stop talking? It seems I continually belabor a point until the other person has zoned out and becomes unresponsive. Help me to weigh my words carefully, to say only what You want me to say. Help me to curb my tongue! Amen.
 
[from Power Prayers to Start Your Day by Donna Maltese]