Gaining Control of My Anger

Heavenly Father I praise You for blessing me with losing 2 lbs this week. I praise You for allowing me to let more people know about prayer through the interview I did for the podcast Lessons for Life. I praise you for helping me walk through trials and hard times. I thank you for my family and for my grandchildren who give me hope and purpose.  

Holy Spirit I come to You today and I identify with the scripture that says: Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. [Proverbs 14:29] I realize I am too quick to react instead of demonstrating patience. I ask not only for wisdom in this area but help in not letting my anger in life get control of who I am. I know that frustration and stress has pushed me too often to be quick to anger, I also know that this should not be so, for the love of God is within me. I ask for forgiveness and strength to battle this war that is within me. Help me to learn to listen, before speaking, to be slow to react, and to allow Your Spirit to guide my words, my thoughts, my emotions, and my actions. I need to be wiser in how I respond to all situations. This does not mean at times I will have to be hard-lined in performing the duties of my responsibilities, but I need to remove any and all anger from this responsibility. 

Holy Spirit help me to be more like the scripture that says: Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayer, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. [Philippians 4:8, NIV; Philippians 4:6&7 (the Message)] 

I thank my God always concerning the grace of God which was given to me by Christ Jesus, that I am enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in me, so that I come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm me to the end, that I may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom I am called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [1Corinthians 1:4-9]