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Laura R
An angry person who wants to change

This prayer is for myself. I have known nothing all my life but anger and hostility. I want to let it go before it's to late.

My childhood was rotten. I don't have many happy thoughts. There was abuse, anger, disrespect, vulgarity, depression and much more. This I believe was the start to my depression. I need to find a way to let go of my anger for my family and let god back into my life or I'm not going to be able to truly love myself or others. I'm ruining my relationships because of insecurities and anger and I need prayer that I will follow god because I know that is what I want. I believe god does not want any of us miserable or unhappy and I need to follow this and have faith that I can. Thank you for taking the time to read and pray for me and others.

firegal10 -5/16/2001
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7/27/2001 16:22

The struggle with anger is one of the most difficult of all. Henri Nouwen once wrote a beautiful commentary on anger in which he had a vision of an angry man carrying an enormous load. He could hardly walk it was so heavy. Nouwen realized the burden this man carried was all the people he had been angry with in his life. Then he realized that the man in the vision was himself. Even then he was reluctant to put his burden down. "Who would I be without my anger?" he asked. "Who would I be without anyone to judge or condemn?" I can definitely identify with that: ever since my college days I've proudly worn the badge of the Angry Young Man (now Angry Middleaged Man), believing that he who saw the world clearly would have to be angry. I had to surrender that, though, not because of any particular moral courage, but simply from exhaustion. Even so, I still pick the old bag up fairly frequently and lug it around some more! Here's a prayer that you will find a way of putting your burden down, Laura.

11/24/2003 13:48

laura i am there with you i am sorry to know that you feel this way i would not wish the feeling of uncontrolled emotions on anyone, it is the most horrible thing i face each day, i tell ya each day if i dont greet the lord when i wake up it is only that much worse so my advice is that every morning before crawling out of bed is to thank the lord for waking you and plead for his grace,for his patience, and his joy. and if you are like me ask for it time and again throughout the day. this of course is easier said than done but i promise it makes a tremendous difference. my pastor says that as soon as you stop doing the devils work and turn to god for his guidance the more satan fights for you and this aparently why we have to continue in prayer where we need it so i guess once just aint good enough. also anger stems from somewhere of course you know that so you have to lay all those hurts and dissapointments at gods feet we can only play victims for so long and have it as an excuse for our behavior so the quicker the victim attitude goes ago the sooner joy has room to fit in
father god go into this house and mine with your peace father please touch us with your joy guide our steps father you put us here for a purpose your purpose was not who we can curse out the quickest take this from us father gaurd us from the leader who wants us angry for we want this hurtful one to leave our lives we trust in yur strength father deliver each one who suffers this way in jesus holy name we know the power is yours alone release your love in our lives father and we thank you for it amen-amen


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