Greetings Prayer Warriors,
Anger may be a natural reaction to an injustice or injury, but when we hold on to it, it becomes our poison. Think of what happens in a relationship, such as marriage, when one or both spouses hold on to anger. While the angry one hopes to wield it as a sword of defense or even retaliation against the other, instead when clung to, it becomes their anchor to an internal dark abyss.
Refrain from anger; abandon wrath; do not be provoked; it brings only harm.
Held anger has a paradoxical effect. We hope that it will send a message to the intended, however instead it serves to deflect the love we desire, imprison us with raging thoughts, and immobilize us from reconciliation.
All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. [And] be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Ephesians 4:31-32
Lord, we tend to fail whenever we think, “we’ve got this”. Come to our assistance. Help us to forgive those who trespass against us as we meditate on the love you showed your detractors, persecutors, and even those closest to you whose betrayal caused the deepest hurt. Infuse us with the grace we need each day. Come Lord and remake our hearts!
Be patient with all. See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good [both] for each other and for all. 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15
Pray for all marriages. Believe in His promises. For when one witnesses or receives forgiveness, they are forever changed.
Peace, Joy, and Love,
Change the world one person at a time. Forgive someone who has hurt you, then pass it on!