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. May we face all issues of life with calmness and control ourselves from self and over indulgence.
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
Self-control as “God-control”
Father, please forgive us for the times we have said and done things rashly. Please remind us to consider self-control as “God-control”. It’s not trying to control ourselves with human effort. But rather it is depending on the Holy Spirit to guide our ways and choices.
Lord Jesus Christ, You defeated satan in his attempts to tempt you to flaunt Your power with a spirit of self control. And now we call upon Your blessed name. We ask You to help us with this virtue, which is very much needed in most aspects of life.
We seek Your assistance and guidance. May Your Holy Spirit fill us with power, 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
Lord Jesus, help us with a spirit of self control when we are tempted with sexual desires and lusts over the flesh. In family life, or as singles, help us restraint ourselves from thoughts of lust. May we be pure in heart, mind and soul.
In our relationships, may we practice self-control. May we not give in to one another in sexual desires except within the bond of marriage.
May we grow in deeper mutual understanding, respect, honor. And, most of all, may we grow in love for one another, even as we grow in self control to be able to counter and 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 to do all in moderation and in accordance with your will.
As a family, may we keep ourselves in the right perspective. May we to live a life, 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 to pray and receive the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all our decisions of family work, friendship and relationships.
Lord Jesus, we believe and 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. You will deliver us from the evil schemes of satan.
We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. May we be renewed daily with a fresh filling of Your Spirit, as we come and surrender ourselves. In Your blessed name Lord Jesus Christ we pray, Amen!