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Saturday, May 19, 2012

P4S~ Day 19 Anger

Dear Mothers of Sons,
Today we pray for our sons to do away with Anger…to not be filled with bitterness or malice.
 
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I pray that as we approach the final days of this 21 day prayer challenge, you are staying true to your commitment and seeking God’s Will for you and your son.
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DAY 19 ACTION STEPS

  • READ | Read through “When Hearts Soften” (pg. 38-39) and work through any (or all) of the Study Questions that enhance your time in this challenge!
  • PRAY | Work through the 10 prayers on Anger (pg. 40) using whatever method works best for you!
  • COMMENT | We’ve all been there. Anger is common to all. Share your best tips for keeping your cool when those guys grate on your last nerve!

Day Nineteen – Anger
Encouragement from Brooke

So much of the Christian life is a choice. Every day (multiple times a day) we’re presented with a choice to choose God or choose ourselves. Anger is a perfect example.
You can just feel it coming, can’t you? Anger is an almost total body experience. Muscles get tight. Temples throb. Jaw clenches. Explosion feels imminent … wooing us into believing we have no choice but to react.
But it’s not true.
We almost always have a choice when it comes to anger. We can choose to embrace it and sin. Or choose to put it away, and instead choose kindness, self-control, compassion, and love.

"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice."
~Ephesians 4:31

Anger
May all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from __________, along with all malice (Ephesians 4:31).
May__________ put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from his mouth (Colossians 3:8).
May__________ give a soft answer, which turns away wrath, and avoid harsh words which stir up anger (Proverbs 15:1).
May__________ not be quick in his spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools (Ecclesiastes 7:9).
May__________ never avenge himself, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19).
May__________ know that God Himself is our peace (Ephesians 2:14).
May__________ make peace, and so have a harvest of righteousness (James 3:18).
And let the peace of Christ rule in __________'s heart, to which indeed he was called in one body. And be thankful (Colossians 3:15).
May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard __________'s heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).
May__________turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it (1 Peter 3:11).

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