Recently, I talked with one of my adult sons on Facebook messenger. He was easily short-tempered with me about his financial issues. He vented out in an unstable manner that he nearly lost his car and apartment since he has been unable to find a better job. He yelled at me angrily and pressured me and my family to help, but it seems as if he has lost his faith in God. And he could not possibly trust Him. So my husband and I tried to help him understand how to navigate through his adult life, his responsibilities, and other things he wasn’t ready to hear quite yet. My husband and I decided we should let him cool off; he needed to clear his mind. In my understanding, my son was not mature enough to think about the plan; however, I advised him to pray and share his thoughts with the Lord. He needed to give the Lord his problem. Furthermore, I am writing about 7 prayers for controlling anger.
7 Prayers for Controlling Anger
- Father, I let you know that I lost my temper for a reason that only you can know. I lost my patience easily because I do not know where I can find help. Can you help me get rid of my bitterness and anger? Help me to be kind and compassionate to others. Thank you, Father, for your help. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ~ Ephesians 4:31-32, ESV
- Father, help me to control my anger. Without you, I cannot possibly control myself. Please silence my manic and anger before I hurt somebody else. Thank you, Father, for helping me to relieve my anger. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. ~ Ephesians 4:26, ESV
- Father, I confess that I hurt someone’s feelings when I lost my temper. I am very embarrassed about my anger and actions. Help me to ask for forgiveness and have peace in my mind and heart with that someone. Thank you, Father, for helping me to be brave and ask others for their forgiveness. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? ~ James 4:11-12, ESV
- Father, help me to control my mouth when I talk rudely. Help me to be free from all bitterness, anger, and unforgiveness. Thank you, Father, for helping me to escape from all sinful behavior. In Jesus Name, Amen.
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. ~ Colossians 3:8, ESV
- Father, guard my heart against all sinful attitudes including anger and bitterness. Help me fight my own sins. Thank you, Father, for joining me to battle my own sins. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. ~ Proverbs 4:23, ESV
- Father, when I yell or blow someone off, I admit that I have a hard time controlling my anger. I do not know how to do this, but I need You – please come to me quickly before I lose my temper. Thank you, Father, for being here. In Jesus Name, Amen.
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling. ~ 1 Timothy 2:8, ESV
- Father, my anger makes me take vengeance against others. Forgive me for letting You down in that way. I have allowed the sinful and hateful world to get mixed up in my spiritual life. Help me to walk away from all evil things including the vengeance and grudges. Thank you, Father, for helping me to love my neighbor and for being kind to me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. ~ Leviticus 19:17-18, ESV
If you know someone who is short-tempered or emotionally angry, then do not be afraid to share this with him or her. God bless 🙂
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