Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise You. – (Psalm 51:15, NLT)
O Lord, pry open my lips that this mouth will sing joyfully of Your greatness. – (Psalm 51:15, VOICE)
My Lord, I will open my mouth and sing Your praises! – (Psalm 51:15, ERV)
Be it by circumstances or lack of stamina, sometimes we fail to let our lips offer praise to the Lord when it is overdue, and instead allow things that do not benefit anyone to escape our mouths. We cannot simultaneously sing praise and complain. Either our hearts are fixed on His greatness, or we are looking away at that which distracts. If we seek the Lord and set our hearts and minds on who He is and all that He has done, the very mouth that meant to grumble only moments before, suddenly cannot help but sing of the greatness of God. A holy perspective unseals locked lips, and opens hearts to praise He who is worthy. May we fix our eyes and hearts on the Lord above, allowing Him to reveal more and more of who He is and what He has done, so that we cannot help but sing praise unto the Lord.
Oh Lord, let my eyes,
Fix clearly on You;
So my heart may hold,
All that is the truth.
Lord, unseal my lips,
So that I may praise;
This heart shall sing songs,
That tell of Your ways.
With joy, songs shall flow,
From this heart of mine;
Because You are great,
O Holy Divine.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You alone are worthy of all of our praise. Thank You that as we seek You, You reveal more and more of who You are, and show Your loving kindness unto us. Forgive us for not giving You proper praise. Unseal our lips so that we would ever bring praise before You. Teach us to praise You in all that we do. May our very lives be a song sung to You. Show us how to love others as You so joyfully and generously love each of us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we sing with joy, of the greatness of who You are and all that You have done. Amen.
Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. – James 5:13