A 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. 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

Over-coming Temptations

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!



  • Dra.Lily Dahlia says:

    I praise and give You many thanks my dear Heavenly Father.for always being here for me.
    I thank you for give me the spirit of self-control,when I am in tempted.I can control my self.
    Dear God,
    Please deliver me from all evil.
    In Jesus Holy Name:
    I will be free of every stronghold that prevents my smile.
    May the Holy Spirit give us the control we need in life.
    Thank you Lord Jesus,for Your loving kindness and Your grace,give us a spirit of self-control that we may face today with calmness and control.
    In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Amen and Amen.

  • Henry Kwan says:

    May Supernatural God hold my hand to go through the difficulty moment I face now and have faith in you. In Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen!

  • Denise Frantz says:

    Thank you Lord
    I give you all the glory
    Amen & Amen

  • Dra.Lily Dahlia says:

    I give You thanks and praise You my dear Father in Heaven.
    For give me a spirit of self control that we may face today with calmness and control.
    If my dear Lord God Jesus Christ always stay in my side,every bad things will go away from my life.
    I will be free of every stronghold that prevents my smile.
    May Your Spirit dear God give us the control we need in life.
    Thank you Lord,for always be my side in everything I do.
    In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Amen and Amen..

  • Dra.Lily Dahlia says:

    My dear Heavenly Father.I praise You and give it all to Your Holy righteousness right hand.
    If my dear Lord God Jesus Christ,always stay in my side,every bad things will go away from my life.
    I will be free of every stronghold that prevents my smile.
    Thank you Lord,for always be my side,and bless me with Your loving kindness.
    I will give thanks to You forever
    and ever.
    In Jesus mighty name.
    Amen and Amen.

  • Tammy Milligan says:

    Satan I rebuke you in the name of Jesus they have any father you know me show me an give me the self-control father in my finances also give me the self control when I speak your name father to others that I’m speaking it out the mouth of your understandibg not my own ,when I hear the negative father let me hear the good an love when people’s come to me negatively allow me to deliver the peace,father let me give it back with love dear heavenly father everything I just spoke on here a minute ago satan erased it ,but he didn’t erased what you heard, he didn’t erased what was in my heart, he didn’t erased the thoughts that you already captured an knew before i said it,I just spoke it out loud an I kill them with kindness , I killed him with your words as I put on your armor Ephesians 6:14 says stand your ground put it on the belt of truth and the body armor of God of righteousness speak father come on now Ephesians 6:15 says for shoes put on the peace that comes from God good news so that you will be fully prepared Ephesians 6:17 put on the Salvation as your helmet and take the sword of the spirit which is the word of God in the name of Jesus

  • Dina says:

    My Father in Heaven, thank you, thank you, thank you.
    And I am so grateful for great day. In Jesus name. Amen

  • Denise Frantz says:

    Thank you Lord. Thy will be Done
    Amen & Amen

  • Eljae says:

    Amen. That prayer was GOOD!!!

  • Lydia Monokwane says:


  • Denise Frantz says:

    Amen & Amen

  • Ricardo Mendoza says:

    Praise God! What a beautiful morning inspired by your prayer! Praise His name! Thank you for your prayer !

  • Yvonne Marie Miller says:

    This is a beautiful prayer Geevetha Mary, thank you.

  • Yvonne Marie Miller says:

    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

  • Mikie says:

    To God be the glory, Amen

  • Katrina Minnefield says:

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