Prayer to Stop Anger

Question

I often get angry and tend to act irrationally while I’m angry. I realize that things I said or done in anger are always destructive for me and my family.
What prayer can help overcome my anger?

, 7 months

Answers

  1. I am not familiar with a particular prayer that helps with anger issues. However, I always tell people that when they are beginning to feel angry that they should recite whichever chapter of Psalms that appeals to them personally. How does this help? Because reciting the psalm causes the person to momentarily stop focusing on their anger which, in turn, causes the anger to dissipate. That way the person gains two things. First, they did not lose their temper and, secondly, they were able to connect to God through their prayer.

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