A Prayer for When I Feel Angry

I’m sure that none of you ever get angry.

And neither do I. ha.

So why write a prayer for when I feel angry?

Because if we’re honest, all of us experience feelings of anger. Some of us use words intended only for the dictionary. Some of us throw things. I’ve been known to say nothing. Until I’ve cooled off, which can sometimes be, well, anything from a few hours to a few days. Just being honest. There have been times!

Maybe you let it all out and then it’s over. Maybe you have a right to be angry about a situation. I’ve often pondered Ephesians 4:6:

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Because I’ve never heard anyone read the verse after it at the same time. And I think that verse really explains why we can’t get angry and hold grudges.

and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:7

Regardless of how the feeling is processed, I’ve found that prayer is THE BEST way to combat anger.

Whether the situation simply must be given over to the Lord or a person needs to be lifted up to the Lord, prayer is critical to combating feelings of anger.

My prayer for this prayer is that those who read it will feel the love of God surround them and the anger will dissipate.

A Prayer for When I Feel Angry

Dear Father,

When I look up to you in this moment,
I feel like I can only see stars.
My angry heart is frustrated
And I can’t understand the situation.
In a world where things are messy and hurtful,
Today’s circumstance just makes me angry
And I find myself asking “Why?”
Help me, Lord. I need you.
I need the reminder that I am not the one in control,
And although others may seem out of control,
You are always in control.
I need the reminder
That while my heart is fighting a battle,
Though others may intend to do evil,
You make everything good.
May your glorious grace flood my heart
To wash away the madness.
May your redeeming love replace my anger,
Flowing through me as a light on a hill,
Shining brightly for you.Again.
Amen.

a prayer for when i feel angry

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10 Comments

  1. GAIL GRABOVICH says:

    Two weeks ago a situation at my work happened. I got so mad I started crying and I could not stop for hours. I even attended my Wednesday night and broke down crying. I was so angry, then I was mad because I let them steal my joy. I did not explode at work…which in the past I would have, I calmly held it in. Hiding the tears was not easy. I wanted to go get a drink and drink away the problem.

    I made it to my class. Expressed I needed prayer for my anger and my class prayed for me. They also said they would be praying for me when I went back to work the following morning. It took everything I had to go in but as I prayed and my class prayed I could feel a calm come over me. i typed out my concerns and handle d the situation professionally but I would not have been able to without God and my Wednesday night bible class.

    This prayer is now taped in my bible to help me in the future. Thank you

    1. I’m so glad you are connected to God’s Word and a loving group of Christians, Gail!! He saw you through and what a testimony you are! Thanks so much for your boldness to share this with us.

  2. Thanks so much for all you do many prayers go out for you and your family
    Thanks for reminding us of the next scripture that is very importan , focus on your book, enjoy the rest of this year

  3. What a beautiful prayer, Rachel! Thanks for providing a great resource and for the linkup too! 🙂

  4. Great prayer! I tend to be a stuffer so you might not see my anger on the outside but my insides could be boiling. Ephesians is a beautiful reminder that our emotions can open the door for Satan to come walking in. Let’s show Satan today!

    Good luck with your next deadline! I cannot wait to hear more about your book as you move toward publication. Hugs and have a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you so much, Mary. I’m excited to focus and finish up this first round of edits. Blessings on your day today!

  5. Printing this and hanging it up all around the house. Not for me. For a friend. Yeah. For a friend. LOL

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