Oftentimes, when life knocks us down, we develop feelings of anger for the things that have happened to us. We become resentful, desperate to understand why things happened the way they did. And in these times, taking a step back and seeking inner peace can seem like an impossible task.
But that is the thing: The only way to help ourselves get back on our feet and see every day on a positive light is by making it a habit to control and manage our anger. In the long run, this can improve our mental wellbeing, increase our self-esteem, and give us a sense of inner strength and safety.
Take a step back, look deep within, and receive God’s loving embrace with these four powerful prayers! (Read: Fake news endangers lives more than COVID-19, and each of us can fix it)
Prayer for Overcoming Anger
Heavenly Father, your peace surpasses all my understanding. When anger rises within me, please calm my mind and soothe my heart with your gentle words. Fill my whole life with your perfect peace. May my personality be shaped by your peace rather than my frustration. With your Holy Spirit in my life, I can overcome anger. May I reflect your character, being slow to anger and rich in steadfast love. Look upon me and cause your face to shine upon me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer to Free Yourself from Resentment
Mighty God, thank you that you give the gift of abundant, eternal life. May my life be free from resentment and filled with thanksgiving and praise for your countless blessings. The Bible teaches that you never fail to provide for your people. Set me free from resentment as I give thanks for your blessings and am assured that you will continue to generously supply my every need. May grace, mercy, and peace be with me, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Son, in truth and love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer to Calm Your Mind
Everlasting Father, help me feel calm when I become angry. When pressure and conflict make me feel surrounded, remind me that I am surrounded by your presence. When you are with me I have no need to lash out in anger. Please remove my anger towards other people and replace it with trust in your provision and care. May confidence in your love replace any anger about my circumstances. When I feel angry due to unmet expectations, remind me that satisfaction can be found only in you. May the love of the Father, the grace of the Son and the power of the Holy Spirit be with me today. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer of Gratitude
O Lord my God, thank you that you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Jesus said that, in the same way, that we like to give good gifts to our children, you also delight to give us good gifts. May I start each day with thanksgiving for your blessings. May I end each day with gratitude for your grace. Fill my life with thanksgiving that will free me from feelings of resentment. To you be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayers from connectusfund.org.