7 Pious Prayers for Self-Control

Self-control and discipline are difficult (but necessary) skills to master. Christians can call on the Lord with these prayers for self-control to help lead us from temptation and challenges. With the help of God, a true Christian can stay strong and controlled.

Even the simple act of praying to God brings us closer to a graceful life and living for God.

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Short Prayer For Self Control

Dear lord, I thank you for everything you have given me, but I ask you for guidance and wisdom to help me with my self-control. I pray for strength and courage to work on myself and change my ways.

I pray that you give me the ability to control myself in my daily life and help me be a better version of myself for my family and loved ones.

God, Now is the right moment for me to examine my heart and soul. I ask that You provide me the ability to restrain my anger and malice. Help me make wise decisions and consider what I’m about to say and do. I know I can make the correct decisions because of Your love. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

self control bible verse

Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. – Corinthians 9:25

Prayer For Anger Self Control

Dear lord, I thank you for everything that you have done for me from the past to the present day. On this day, I pray for a particular strength. I pray for the strength to control my anger. I pray that you give me the ability to control myself when I become angry and allow me to remain calm when I would otherwise lose my temper.

I pray that you help me with this for myself and those around me, like my loved ones. Please use your kind words to heal my heart and clear my thoughts when I’m feeling angry.

Give me your perfect calm to fill my entire existence. May your tranquility, not my irritability, mold my personality. I can control my wrath if your Holy Spirit is present in my life.

In Jesus’s name, Amen.

prayers for self control

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. – Timothy 1:7

Prayer For Self-Control With Emotions

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We can all struggle at times to control ourselves (it is only human), but a prayer for patience might help to keep our calm in intense or emotional moments.

Dear lord, I thank you for giving me such an abundance of happiness in my life, but I pray to you today to help me to learn to control my emotions. My emotions often get the best of me, and I pray that you can help me learn to control them.

I also pray that you give me the wisdom and knowledge about emotional intelligence or guide me on the right path to learning more about emotional intelligence and emotional control. Lord, please help me see that my feelings greatly influence my behavior.

I pray that You would allow me to manage them when they come up. As I go out today to carry out deeds of kindness toward others, Your warm and soothing love, peace, tranquillity, and compassion will take the place of anger, hate, jealousy, malice, and pride. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

self control bible verse

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. – Proverbs 25:28

Prayer For Self Improvement

Dear lord, I thank you for everything that you have given me in my life and for taking care of me when I need you the most. Today I pray for your guidance in self-mastery and self-improvement. I pray that you lead me in the right direction and towards a way to improve myself.

I pray for the chance to improve my daily habits and routines to better myself. It’s time to think about yourself. Let me carefully consider my actions, evaluate myself, and refine my methods.

I turn to You in contrition. I hope to grow into a better person than I am right now. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

prayers for self control

But hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. – Titus 1:8

Prayer For Self Control Eating

My Strength, O LordI beg You to help me exercise self-control while deciding what and how much to consume. By what Your Word teaches, gluttony is a sin, and self-control is a character trait exhibited by the Holy Spirit.

Help me make informed food decisions so that I may eat foods that are good for my body and high in nutrients while avoiding those that are bad for my health. Please assist me in controlling my want to eat. I don’t want to eat to make me feel better or fill a physical or emotional emptiness.

Please assist me in choosing better options and steering clear of meals that are unhealthy for the magnificent body you have given me. Help me to care for my body as you care for me and to love myself as you love me.

Help me embrace who I am and love myself for who I am so that I may alter my life. To be healthy for myself and my family, I pray that I may learn to appreciate and respect my body. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

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A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back. – Proverbs 29:11

Prayer For Self Discipline

Dear God almighty, I fervently hope that I can preserve the minutes and hours you have given me with the aid of the Holy Spirit who is within me. I ask for self-control in prayer.

And I ask that you use my minutes and hours better than I can on my own. Please assist me in exercising more restraint. Lord, make me strong and determined like an athlete. Please nourish me with your truth as it is revealed in the Bible.

Lord, grant me more endurance to help people who are in need. Also, please let me be free from the pain and uncertainty of the past so that I may be myself.

Come, resuscitate your hope in my life! In Jesus’s name, Amen.

prayers for self control

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22

Prayer For Self Control For Kids

Dear Lord who art in heaven, here is my prayer. From my lips to Your ears.

Help us to see that we are God’s masterpieces made in Christ Jesus, which will strengthen our self-esteem. Amen. Lord, I ask that the fruit of restraint blossom in me like a mighty tree.

I fervently hope that I shall have control over my words and actions and submit them to Your spirit. Dear God, please remember me to pray and beg You to protect me so that I won’t succumb to the devil’s seduction when he comes prowling about attempting to devour me.

I beg you, God, pardon me for losing control. I am aware that you are not pleased. Help me be filled with Your Holy Spirit so I can exercise self-control.

In Jesus’s name, Amen.

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But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33

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