living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for anger control

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Gathered together on this page are prayers to help with controlling anger and temper. The first one is a prayer for times when we feel overwhelmed by rage and asks God for release from these feelings. However, if you tend to become angry very quickly, you may find the “Serenity Prayer” helpful. This simple prayer reminds us that it’s OK if we find we can’t change things about ourselves straight away! God is gracious and loving and always takes us as we are. On this page there is also a prayer for patience and self-control, and a short film to meditate on to receive God’s peace in your heart.

Prayer to release anger


I am so tied up inside, my heart is almost frozen with anger, my mind is really obsessed by it and my soul feels in chaos. Yet you teach us to ask, and so I ask you for help for release from these feelings. I do not know how to move on, but I do know I need your spirit to work within me.
Help me to somehow express the depth of these thoughts and the power of these feelings. Help me to accept your love once again in my heart, that I may come alive again, free from the chains of this anger.


prayer for peace of mind

A short film inviting us to kneel in the waters of God's stream and receive his serenity:-

"Help me to accept your love once again in my heart"

The Serenity Prayer

The words to the Serenity Prayer

Prayer for patience and self-control

Dear God,

Please help me to have more self-control. Train me Lord, like an athlete to be strong and determined. Feed me with your truth in the scriptures to make me healthy. May I exercise muscles of forgiveness, patience and peacemaking. Lord, increase my stamina to give out to those in need. And may I be freed from past hurts and confusions so that I can run free.

Come fill my life with your resurrection hope!


quotes on anger from the bible

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry"

(James 1:19, NIV)

" If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day."

(Ephesians 4:26, GNT)

"Love is kind and patient,
never jealous, boastful,
proud, or rude.
Love isn’t selfish
or quick tempered.
It doesn’t keep a record
of wrongs that others do."

(1 Corinthians 13:4-5, CEV)