“Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.”
Ecclesiastes 7:9 NLT
Father, you are the true example of peace, patience and tranquility. Your word provides us with details on how we can live a peaceful life, yet – we don’t follow it. Forgive me for letting my own ways take over which leads to worry, stress and even anger. Forgive me when I lose my patience or lash out at others; I know I am only hurting myself when I do so and I’m not living in a way that pleases you.
Thank you for being a God of understanding, one who is loving and forgiving. Please give me your peace and patience especially when I have none of my own. Help me to be a godly example, whether it’s towards total strangers or those that I love. I know there will be many times when I may be frustrated, tired, annoyed or overwhelmed, those are the times when I need your strength most. Please don’t allow anger to overcome me but instead fill me with your gentle spirit.
In Jesus’ name I pray -Amen.
(Meditation Monday: These scriptures and prayers are intended to give you encouragement for the day and/or week. Maybe you don’t know God very well or are not sure how to pray to Him, hopefully this will help guide you. I pray this speaks to someone out there. Thanks for stopping by and God Bless.)
*Sure enough, after I wrote this prayer my faith was tested and I was convicted. I lost my patience and my temper but immediately brought it the Lord. Normally what would have turned into bitterness and days of anger, instead fizzled away shortly after. I was also able to let go of my pride and apologize for my behavior. Proof that the Lord can give you the strength and humility that you need!