Praying Scripture Over Your Son
Day 9— Anger
Your Word says that You are slow to anger and quick to forgive. Your anger lasts only a moment, but Your favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Lord, You are compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love and faithfulness.
Forgive me, Lord, and show me how to be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Help me to hold my tongue and to keep silent when I need to be. These scriptures speak right where I need Your help. Help me to be compassionate and gracious at all times with my son, even when I am tired, hurting or having a hard day, because a gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
As my son gets older, let him not be quickly provoked in his spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. Help him to get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
Sweet Jesus, please surround my son with the right people, who reflect Your goodness. Give him friends who will speak truth into his life. Help my son not to make friends with a hot-tempered person and not to associate with one easily angered, for your Word says this. And whenever he does get angry, do not let him sin during that time, but help him to control his temper and to ask for forgiveness if need be. Help my son to never go to bed angry, but to be the first one to say, “I’m sorry.” And I also pray that, later in the future when he is married, his spouse will be quick to listen, slow to speak and become angry, quick to forgive and full of love for You, O Lord.
Thank you Heavenly Father for turning Your anger away from my precious son.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.