Lord Jesus, I confess that I have held ill feelings and resentments against people (say their names). I call upon you and ask you to help me to forgive people, groups, institutions, churches, governments, and myself. I ask you Father, in the name of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to drop in my mind and bring to my remembrance the name of anyone or anything, whose actions or words real or imagined hurt me, or another person for which I hold or have held ill feelings and resentments, hate, envy, malice, vengeance, unforgiveness, bitterness or grudges against. Father, as you forgave me when I did not deserve to be forgiven, so likewise, I forgive, whether they deserve it or not, in Jesus name, Amen.
The AA Big Book gives a great strategy for dealing with and overcoming resentment. Pray a resentment prayer for someone you resent for two weeks (even if you don’t feel like it or want to) and see what affect it has on you. Ask for everything you want in your life for the person/s you resent. Below is a prayer I came across, author unknown, that I have used when I identify resentments I want to address.
Father, I ask You to bless (insert name of person for whom you are holding resentment). Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
Anger Management in Sobriety