Christ, Blessed Silence
A man's tongue can be his downfall. Be not a detractor; use not your tongue for calumny... - Sirach 5:15-16
O Lord, set a guard over my mouth
and upon my lips an effective seal,
that I may not fail through them,
that my tongue may not destroy me. - Sirach 22:27
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall declare your praise. - Ps. 50
O God keep my tongue from evil
my lips from speaking deceit. - Ps. 33
Keep my tongue from slander,
from evil against my brother,
let me cast no slur on my neighbor...
Rather, grant me grace
to speak the truth from my heart. - Ps. 14
Glory be to the Father...