If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. James 1:26


A bridle is headgear for a horse. It includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control. When you bridle a thing, it is the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess. When we talk about bridling the tongue, it means guarding your tongue and training it to speak right words.

What you say with your mouth matters. Not just what you say to yourself but also what you say to others. You need to exercise control over it. James 3:5 says, “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!” The tongue has the ability to destroy what you or another has taken years to build. Relationships, marriages, businesses, families, and so on can come crumbling down when wrong words come in. When gossip, lies, backbiting, and so on come in anywhere, evil comes in. many have lost their joy and peace because of what they said. Any tongue that is involved in sparking such evil fire will also be consumed. Don’t let your tongue be a tool for the devil. Use it right.

Have you noticed that the words spoken in a place determine the spiritual atmosphere? When words of love and positivity are spoken, the atmosphere is alright but when negative and hateful words are spoken, the atmosphere is foul. Beloved, bridle your tongue so you and those around you will be blessed. Speak right!

James 3:1-11

O lord, help me to bridle my tongue. Help me to speak right words always in Jesus name.

With the blood of Jesus, I annul every negative word you have spoken in the past. It shall not stand neither shall it come to pass in the mighty name of Jesus.

1.    I cover every member of my family from harm in the name of Jesus. No evil shall befall anyone of them in Jesus name
2.    I put the blood mark over everyone in my family. No plague will come near us in Jesus name.
3.    As the wave of evil moves about, they will not see anyone that belongs to this church in Jesus name
4.    Every secret plot to destabilize this nation is exposed and destroyed now in Jesus name!
5.    I plead the blood of Jesus over my life, my family, the church and this Nation in Jesus name!
[*Spend time on these prayer points for effectiveness.]


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