Prayers For Anger Management: When life knocks us down, it is easy to become enraged about what has happened. These powerful prayers for overcoming anger and resentment are excellent examples of the kinds of prayers you can offer to the Lord in order to receive relief.
13 Prayers For Anger Management
1. Prayer to Overcome Anger
Everlasting God, your peace is beyond my comprehension. When I am angry, please use your gentle words to calm my mind and soothe my heart. Fill my entire existence with your perfect peace. May your peace, not my frustration, shape my personality. I can overcome anger with your Holy Spirit in my life. May I be a reflection of your character, slow to anger and rich in steadfast love. Look at me and let your face shine on me. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
2. Blessed Beyond Measure Prayer
Thank you, Creator God, that there is nowhere I can go that is not in your presence. As I’ve begun to resent other people, please remind me that I have everything I need in your presence. Rather than words of resentment, I pray that you fill my mouth with praise for your abundant blessings. May your love be the passion in my heart, your joy be my strength in difficult times, and your presence is the peace that overflows. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
3. Prayer Against Anger At Other People
Anger and bitterness towards others is the type of anger that most grieves Your heart, Lord. “Do not let the sun go down on your anger,” you teach me in Ephesians 4:26. Help me to sleep with a calm mind and a humble spirit, leaving any squabbles behind. In Matthew 5:22-24, Jesus teaches that I must reconcile with others before I commit to worshiping You, especially those close to me. It is difficult for me to come before You in awe and reverence if I am bitter in my heart. Lord, make opportunities for reconciliation available to me.
Give me the strength to forgive someone who has wronged me, been unkind to me, or caused me some minor annoyance. Lord, You love justice but make my rage proportionate to my sin. It is preferable for me to have a loving heart toward my adversaries than to harbor bitterness and resentment. Rather I should “be patient, bearing with one another in love” as it says in Ephesians 4:2.
I pray to God for those I am angry with for whatever reason. I ask that You soften my heart toward them and assist me in moving on from this. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
4. Pursuit of Peace Prayer
You are the God of all peace and love, Compassionate Father. Help me to move away from anger and irritation and toward peace and harmony. The Bible says that words have great power, and I pray that I will speak words of peace rather than anger. Please allow me to use my words to build up rather than tear down. Help me to be compassionate and gentle when I am under pressure. When I am angry, keeps me from committing sin. Lord, bless and keep me, and shine your face upon me. Give me peace by turning your face towards me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
5. Prayer to Remove Resentment
You are my shepherd, Lord, my God. You lead and provide for me. When I begin to feel resentful because of the circumstances around me, remind me that you have set a table for me and can bring me peace. Your blessings and anointing are upon every aspect of my life. Remove my resentment and liberate me from my frustration. May your goodness and mercy be with me all the days of my life, so that I may dwell forever in the house of the Lord. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
6. Prayer for Freedom from Anger
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for creating everything in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, through your power. You were filled with righteous rage in response to injustice and oppression. My anger is frequently motivated by my dissatisfaction with my circumstances. Please cleanse my heart of its sinful focus on myself. I pray that my rage will subside and that I will be able to live a life of worship to you. O Lord, may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart are acceptable in your sight. In your mighty name, Amen.
7. Prayer To Remove The Spirit Of Anger
Lord, forgive me for the times I have given in to anger, malice, wrath, or fury. For when I’ve let my emotions take over and lost control. Have mercy on my soul and be gracious to me.
God, I know that sometimes it feels like getting angry is the appropriate response to a situation, whether or not it is within my control. But, according to Ephesians 4:31, anger, bitterness, and malice are not of You after an initial reaction.
Instead, God, fill me with Your Spirit so that I can demonstrate the qualities you seek. “The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control,” says Galatians 5:22-23. I long to be more like You, Lord, and to know the fruits of the Spirit in my daily life. Give me self-control and peace instead of rage. Assist me in approaching individual situations with wisdom and calm. All for Your honor, Lord. Amen.
8. Perfect Peace Prayer
Thank you, my Prince of Peace, for hearing and answering my prayers. Today, I come before you with anger and resentment, and I ask you to bless me with perfect peace. Take annoyance and animosity out of my life and replace them with unwavering faith in you. Fill my heart with compassion rather than conflict, humility rather than hatred, and faith rather than rage. O God, be exalted above the heavens. Allow Your glory to shine above all the earth. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
9. Prayer to Jesus to Calm My Anger
Bring peace to my mind and heart, Sovereign Lord, as I am angry about the situation I am in. May I cling to your promise that you will never abandon or abandon me. Whatever circumstances cause me to be angry, remind me that you have never left my side and will never leave mine. When you’re with me, I can trust you to fight my battles; I don’t have to let anger take over. Father, grant me your peace, and may it rule over my life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
10. A Prayer to Control Your Temper and Frustration
You are all-powerful and all-mighty, Lord. You created the sun and the stars, the seas and the heavens above, the earth and all creatures upon it—the very universe and time itself. Who are we to stand in Your way and let our petty rage flare up? Help us to take a step back and let You, and only You, reign supreme. Help us to know and be comforted by the fact that You will exact Your holy wrath justly and completely.
Allow us to rest in the assurance that we are Your child, Your people and that You will handle everything in Your perfect time. Help us set aside our rage and frenzy, our angst, and the germs of hatred that are sprouting. Let us remember Your servant, James, who taught us to “be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:19-20).
Let us remember the proper motivation—not pride, prejudice, personal insult or attack, or fear, but a deep and pure affront to God and all You cherish. Allow our rage to make room for You at the center so that we can honor You and care for Your people first and foremost. Give us a peaceful spirit and rest in You. We pray in Your holy name, amen.
11. A Prayer For Righteous Anger
Lord, I understand that not all anger is bad. There are things that grieve Your heart, and I can be righteous in my anger toward them. This stems from a desire for Your kingdom and the restoration of all things. The things that break Your heart must agitate me. Help me to have the same reaction as Jesus when He overturned the tables in the Temple in Mark 11:15-17. To be intolerant of injustice while being tolerant of holiness.
You are our heavenly Father. When injustice strikes, remind us that you are in charge. You will triumph. And we’re all yours. We pray in Your holy and precious name.
12. Prayer for Peace of Mind
Help me, Almighty and All-Powerful Father, to remain calm when I am angry. When I feel surrounded by pressure and conflict, remind me that I am surrounded by your presence. I don’t need to lash out in anger when you’re with me. Please replace my rage toward other people with trust in your provision and care. My faith in your love replaces any resentment I feel toward my circumstances. When I am angry because of unmet expectations, remind me that satisfaction can only be found in you. May the Father’s love, Son’s grace, and the power of the Holy Spirit be with me today. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
Help me understand what I have control over. Help me to respond appropriately to those things that make me angry. Lord, I thank You for being in command. Give me the strength to avoid the ways of the world and be a peaceful presence instead.
Lord, I long for holy zeal and righteous rage that will lead me into Your presence. Allow it to energize me to follow Your call on my life. All praise be to God in the highest. Amen.
13. Gratitude Prayer
Thank you, Abba, Father, for being gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in love. Jesus stated that, just as we enjoy giving good gifts to our children, you also enjoy giving us good gifts. May I begin each day by thanking you for your blessings. May I finish each day grateful for your grace. Fill my life with gratitude, and I will be free of resentment. To you be the glory both now and forevermore. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
5 Bible Verses about Anger
While anger is a natural emotion, it has the potential to spiral out of control. Turning to God sets us free from the bonds of rage, evil, and hatred. It liberates us from resentment and bitterness, allows us to control our temper and frustration, and gives us the peace to let God deal with deep and widespread injustice. Here are five more Bible verses to help us reign in our anger and let God be God:
- “Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.”—Psalm 37:8
- “A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.”— Proverbs 14:17
- “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.”— Matthew 5:22
- “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”— Romans 12:21
- “Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth.”— 2 Timothy 2:23-25