Heavenly Father,

As good stewards of God, we need to be sure we exercise self control over our minds, our attitudes, our behaviors, our finances, our families, our possessions, our bodies and our appetites. This kind of self-control is possible only through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Thank You for the fruit of the Holy Spirit – self control, which grows in us. We need the fruit of self-control to restrain from lashing out our anger or yielding to temptation. Thank You that the spirit of self control will help us to react in a Christ like manner.

I pray that You will help __________ to exercise greater self-control in every area of his/her life. Give him/her the strength she/he needs to react correctly in all kinds of temptations and frustration he/she will face.

As Solomon wrote, “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls” (Proverbs 25:28)

Make _______ a strong and fortified city which is able to withstand the assaults that come his/her way. Help ________ to gird up the loins of his/her mind, to be sober and to rest his/her hope securely upon the grace of Jesus Christ.

Thank You for enabling him/her to practice self control which will lead to patient, endurance and godliness.

In Jesus Name, I pray. Amen

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