Prayer for self control

Almighty Father, In this world filled with goodness, evil, pleasure, leisure, lust and temptations, our desire is to have the fruit of Your Spirit evident in our lives. Grant us Father we pray, a spirit of self control, that we may face all issues of life with calmness and control ourselves from self and over indulgence.
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Make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self-control, and to self-control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness, and to godliness, mutual affection, and to mutual affection, love.
-2 Peter 1: 5-7

Father, please forgive us for the times we have said and done things rashly.  Please remind us to consider self-control as “God-control”, not trying to control ourselves with human effort, but rather depending on the Holy Spirit to guide our ways and choices.

Lord Jesus Christ, You defeated satan in his attempts to tempt you and flaunt Your power and spirit of self control. We call upon Your blessed name and ask You to help us with this virtue very much needed in most aspects of life. We seek Your assistance and guidance and Your spirits power to fill us as we come in prayer and raise our supplications before You.

 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age. – Titus 2: 11-13

Over-coming Temptations

Lord Jesus, help us with a spirit of self control when we are tempted with sexual desires and lusts over flesh. In family life, or as singles, help us restraint ourselves from thoughts of lust and be pure in heart, mind and soul. In a relationship, may we practice self-control and give in to one another in sexual desires only in bond of marriage. May we grow in deeper mutual understanding, respect,  honor and most of all with love for one another, as we grow in self control to be able to  counter defeat most issues in life.

 Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8

We pray for a spirit of self control as we deal with money, wealth, our daily living habits and our pleasures. Help us do all in moderation and savor a good living in Your sight. As a family, may we keep ourselves in the right perspective and chose a living, evenly spread with all joys and pleasures that are blessed in Your eyes. May we never indulge in anything impure and illicit and may our choices be never rash or impulsive. Help us Lord pray and receive the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all our decisions of family work, friendship and relationships.

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Lord Jesus, we believe and we trust that You will deliver us from temptations and self indulgence as we place our hearts in Your loving care. Though we may stumble, Your mighty power will lead us back in focus and self control and deliver us from the evil schemes of satan.  We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit and we pray that we will be renewed daily with a fresh filling of Your Spirit as we come and surrender ourselves in Your blessed name Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!

Worship Song

Hillsong – Mighty to Save


My LORD JESUS, My Rock, My Fortress AMEN! Geevetha Mary Samuel is a working, widowed mother of 4 wonderful young adults.

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Yvonne Marie Miller

This is a beautiful prayer Geevetha Mary, thank you.

Yvonne Marie Miller

King of King’s and Lord of Lord’s please walk with me each and every day, You are the Light that brightens my pathway so I may not stumble.even on my darkest days. Amen


To God be the glory, Amen

Katrina Minnefield

Amen! ! Thank you! May God continue to bless you! In Jesus name Amen! !!

Nakubulwa Janet


Esther Andrew

Grant it Lord Amen

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