Last updated on June 27th, 2020 at 12:36 pm
We’ve all been treated unjustly by our friends or family members.
And, it is natural that our most likely impulse is to get angry.
It could be a gossip or insult or even physical harm.
But, when you are angry, it is important you control your temper.
That’s because it can quickly turn to rage and lead you to make regrettable actions.
On the flip side, what of those who are furious with us?
There are lots of wicked hateful people who will despise you for no reason.
And their aim is to hurt you at any chance they get.
There is nothing wrong in saying a prayer for someone trying to hurt you.
Or a friend or family member who has anger issues.
God is able to deliver us and our loved ones from the chains of resentment.
I have put together this serenity prayer to control anger.
May God, in His infinite mercies, grant you your heart desires and return peace to your mind.
Prayer Bible verses to control anger
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
An angry person stirs up conflict,
and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice
Prayer to control Anger and patience
Be angry but sin not (let us pray)
Lord Jesus, I come before you recognizing that I am not perfect
I am a sinner, and I acknowledge my faults
Please, show me mercy and turn a blind eye over my iniquities
Forgive me my transgressions and return me towards your path
Gracious Father, I commit my self into your arms
I am only human created in your image
Your word says “Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you—”
Therefore, I pray that your quiet my heart to insulting words
Give me the patience to be able to walk away from diverse kinds of temptations
Let the Holy Spirit fill my soul and teach me how to endure in times of persecution
Loving God, teach me always to control my anger (even when I am unjustly offended)
Guide my every step, so I am not misled by my anger
And above all, help me discover a way to turn my frustrations into happiness
Thank you for answering my prayers
People will annoy you (let us pray)
Lord Jesus, you said in your word, that we would face persecutions
I pray that you guide my hearts and control my anger in times of temptation
Let my actions not be regrettable in the future
Control my temper and guide my thoughts
Help me to live right with my families, neighbor, and friends
Most importantly, give my heart to forgive my offenders
Let my thoughts align with yours, in that; you forgave me of my transgressions while still in my mother’s womb
Let me not be angry and bitter against my offenders for too long
Open my heart to understand their mistakes and forgive them wholeheartedly
Give me the strength to persevere in times of persistent insults and trials
All these we pray through Christ our Lord
Do not let the sun go down on your anger (let us pray)
Eternal God, I put away all forms of malice, hatred, evil speaking, and bitterness that may arise from anger
Let the Holy Spirit guide me in all things that I do, especially helping me control my temperament
I receive the grace to put my rage under control
I pray for the grace to walk away from my offenders
Grant me the wisdom and understanding to triumph over temptations set by the devil
You said in your word, “God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
Therefore, I pray for your intervention when I am upset
I pray for your grace to be tolerant in times of persecutions
Thank you, Jesus, for answered prayers
His strength is made perfect in your weakness
Gracious heavenly father, I know your spirit lives in me
Therefore, I pray for your direction in everything that I do
I pray for serenity and peace of mind in this hateful world
Lord Jesus, strengthen my weaknesses and give me the wisdom to run away from sin
Help me forgive quickly and remove every thought of retaliation from my heart
Thank you, Jesus, for answering my prayers