Gathered together on this page are a number of resources to help with managing anger and temper issues. There is a prayer of confession and request for God's presence to come when anger rises, and also the famous "Serenity Prayer", commonly used by the organisation "Alcoholics Anonymous" to help clients in their journey in overcoming addiction. There is also a traditional Episcopal prayer of self-dedication to God, and an inspiring verse from the bible on receiving God's strength and equipping:-
A prayer for overcoming anger
(A confession to God and request for help to control and manage anger better)
I'm sorry that anger rises so often in my heart.
I feel such pressure at work and home.
Sometimes I can feel as though I'm balancing on a knife's edge, I'm about to fall.
Sometimes I don't have the resources to meet each demand.
Sometimes I resent colleagues, family and friends
My temper cracks and I fall into wrath.
Sometimes I feel disappointed in myself,
I feel so cross when I get things wrong or fail.
I know you understand.
You see all I am, the good and the bad.
Your love can flood these angry moments.
Help me to pray, to look to you,
To take a step back and calm down.
Help me to breathe out, to re-fuel,
And to rest.
Often a gentle hug, a kind word, or even a drink or snack is all I need to reset.
Please step in when I feel anger surging again,
And remind me of these things.
I trust in you.
(a prayer to help with anger mamagement from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Take a moment to receive God's strength and equipping as you seek to learn how to manage anger:-