A Prayer For Resentment

A Prayer For Resentment: I know that I have a problem. I don’t want to be the kind of person who resents people for their good fortune, but I am. I don’t want to be the kind of person who is jealous or envious, but I am. And there’s nothing wrong with that! It is natural and normal to feel these things. However, by using this prayer, you will see your resentment dissolve. You can move beyond it and be free from its grip on your life. This prayer was given to me by a wise man in India named [name]. He was traveling through the mountains one day when he met an old man sitting cross-legged under a tree with his eyes closed and his hands raised above his head in prayer. The old man was chanting this prayer over and over again while rocking back and forth on his heels. [Name] approached him cautiously because he thought he might be crazy or dangerous; however, when he got close enough to hear what he was saying, all fear left him because what he heard sounded like beautiful music coming from inside of himself rather than coming out of someone else’s mouth!

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prayer for anger and confusion

Lord, I know that I’m not supposed to resent people. And I know that when I do, it’s because of my own insecurities and issues. But sometimes the hurt is so deep, and the wounds are so fresh, that I can’t help but feel resentment toward those who have caused me pain.

Lord, help me to forgive them for what they have done. Help me to see that their actions are not about me or my worth, but about their own fears and vulnerabilities.

Help me to see that there is a reason why this happened—that even though it has hurt me so deeply, it is part of a bigger plan that only You can see and understand. And Lord, please give me strength to move forward with a clean heart and an open mind. Let Your light shine upon all those who have wronged me in the past; let them see the love You have for them through Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen

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short prayer for anger


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Dear Higher Power, I am having a hard time with the resentment I feel toward someone.

Dear Higher Power,

I am having a hard time with the resentment I feel toward someone. I can’t seem to get over it. They have done so much wrong, they deserve some punishment, right? It’s not my job to punish them! Please help me through this difficult time in my life and give me the strength to let go of all this anger and resentment.

This person has done something to me that left me feeling hurt and angry.

It’s important to recognize that you are resentful. What does this mean for you? How do you feel about this person, and what do you want to happen? You may need to talk through your feelings with a friend or family member. Forgiveness can be a powerful way of releasing anger and unhappiness.

Sometimes I catch myself wishing ill on them.

This can be especially challenging when the person you’re resenting is someone close to you, like a friend, family member or partner. The good news is that all of the steps outlined above are still helpful in these situations.

It’s not fair to them or to me, but here I am feeling that way.

So, you’re feeling resentful. This is not fair to the person you are resentful toward, and it’s not fair to you.

Resentment is like an unseen weight that you carry around all day—weighing down your thoughts and actions. It makes it hard to feel good in any given moment because your mind keeps coming back to whatever hurt or slight happened to make them so angry at first place. The more time goes on without resolution, the heavier that weight gets as time drags on and on…

So why am I telling someone who has a lot of resentment how bad it is for them? Let me tell about myself: I used to be very bitter towards certain people in my life for various reasons. Some were justified; others were not at all fair but nonetheless very unpleasant experiences nonetheless (and still are).

These feelings are not doing anyone any good, least of all me.

The first step in letting go of resentment is realizing that these feelings are not doing any good, least of all to the person feeling them.

Resentment and anger do not get us anywhere. In fact, they can cause harm to our bodies and souls when left unchecked. To move on from this kind of feeling, we must recognize that it is a poison that eats away at our inner peace until we either find a way to deal with it or let it dissolve into nothingness as all things do eventually over time.

In order not to let resentment build up inside yourself again:

  • Remember that everyone makes mistakes sometimes — even you! Be forgiving towards others (and yourself).
  • Take responsibility for your actions but also take time for introspection after each incident occurs so you know better how things got out of hand next time around . . . if there even needs to be one!.

Help me let go of these feelings so I can get on with my day and make the right decisions for myself.

Take a moment to breathe and ask yourself, “What am I feeling?”

When you’re ready, take a few moments to answer the following questions:

  • What is this resentment all about? What happened that made me feel this way?
  • Is there anything I can do to change the situation? If not, what can I learn from it? How can I use this experience in a positive way moving forward?
  • What is going on with me right now that is making me feel this way (e.g., am I hungry or tired)? If so, what needs to change for me to feel better emotionally or physically?


One thing is clear: resentment has no place in your Christian life. It’s a toxic emotion that drags you down and pulls you away from God. What’s more, it can affect your relationships with other people in profoundly negative ways. All of us experience resentment at one time or another, and sometimes it seems easier to just let that anger fester instead of dealing with it head-on. In the short term, this may feel like the best option—but in the long run, it will only hold you back from a closer relationship with God and the people you care about. If feeling resentful is something you struggle with, don’t hesitate to seek help from a church counselor or spiritual advisor who can help guide you on this journey toward healing and forgiveness.

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