Prayer For Hidden Anger

In your anger do not sin.  Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.  Ephesians 4:26-27

Foothold ~ Strategic, military territory

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Lord, teach me about anger as I talk with you, listen, and meditate on your Word.  It is a minefield.  Sometimes it’s hard for me to know if I’m feeling Your anger or my own.  I get angry about injustice, seeing unrighteousness win, seeing the innocent suffer.  I have strong feelings about what I see and what happens to me.  Am I feeling what You feel?

Anger has been confusing for me.  I have had a history of denying I was angry, hiding it, and letting it simmer.  Your Word proved to be true.  My hidden anger became strategic, military territory for our enemy.  He moved in, protected his turf, and put me in bondage for years.

Don’t let me run away from anger ~ because You don’t.  Give me the courage to be angry over the things You are angry about.  Stir up resolve and holy plans.  Show me how Your anger can be productive. When anger is ignited, it’s hard to think straight.  How I need You to teach me.

Above all else, I want my life to glorify You.  And I don’t want Your enemy to be able to work through my life in any way.  He wants to destroy me because He hates You.  I can’t bear the thought that he will win because I failed to handle anger in the right ways.

Search my heart.  See if there is any wicked way in me and lead me out to life everlasting.  Amen

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