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
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.
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