When things do not go as we planned them to, it can lead to feelings of anger and frustration, but we do not have to go it alone. Here are 10 powerful prayers for frustration, including images you can print to use and share.
A Prayer for Submission to God’s Will
Lord God, my Refuge, I am frustrated and fed up with life right now. I need Your help. Remind me that You are sovereign and in control. Help me to let go and to trust You. I am sorry for trying to control every aspect of my life and I give over the driving seat to You. Keep me from feeling upset about things I cannot control and give me a new trust in Your promise to work everything for my good. Thank You that You love me. Amen.
A Prayer When a Relationship is Frustrating
Lord of All Mercy, You have loved me. I am frustrated with this individual. I feel like they have no regard for my wishes and needs. Lord, help me to realize that I do not need things to go my way to gain contentment in life. Help me to look to You when I feel frustrated and to stop trying to control this person’s actions. Lord, You loved me even though I am a sinner ground me in Your love and acceptance. May I imitate Your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
A Prayer Against Anger
God, my Fortress, soothe the storm of anger within me. Things do not seem to go my way and I find myself losing my temper. Help me to go to Your Word for comfort and patience. Lord, my life is not my own I have been bought with a price. When I am frustrated, help me to reflect on the precious blood of Jesus. I have given over my life, including my right to feel frustrated over to You. You are my comfort and friend. Amen.
A Prayer to Respond in Kindness When Frustrated
Jesus, my Savior, I feel like I have run out of patience. I confess that I have often responded unkindly in my frustration and I choose to submit to You and ask for You to fill me with Your Spirit. As that happens, I anticipate the abundance of love, patience, and kindness that is produced as a fruit of the Spirit. I will no longer respond out of frustration, but I will be led in love to love others. In the love of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Wisdom in Times of Frustration
O Lord, Mighty in Power, although I am frustrated with things in my life right now, I am trying to surrender it to You. Your Word states that if I lack wisdom, I should ask. Father, I need supernatural wisdom from You. In the situation that I am in, help me to respond to things calmly. Prevent me from reacting with frustration but instead to be motivated by the love which You have shown to me. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
A Prayer for God’s Peace When Frustrated
O Jehovah, my God, I am losing control over many things in my life. I feel frustrated and powerless. I am tempted to lash out at things. Lord, remind me that You are sovereign over the universe and nothing escapes Your notice. You work all things for my good. You are the one directing my steps. I want to continually reflect on the promises in Your Word. Replace the frustration I feel with Your peace. In the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
A Prayer for When Work is Frustrating
Almighty and Everlasting God, my job is frustrating to me, and I feel like all my efforts are wasted. Transform my perspective and redeem my work so that I am working for You. Your Word states that everything I do, even the frustrations of my job are for You. You are my true master, and nothing is wasted if I am serving You. Give me the wisdom to be effective at my job and the peace to not worry about things I cannot control. In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Life-giving Habits to Prevent Frustration
All-Powerful Father, when I get frustrated, I know I should surrender these feelings to You. I need Your wisdom in my life to transform my feelings into habits that give me life. Help me to channel my frustration into activities that are wholesome and productive. You have created me with interests and hobbies – help me to get in touch with these. Grant me the humility to let go of trying to control everything in my life. Help me to honor You by being a blessing to others. Amen.
A Prayer for Frustrating Problems to Be Solved
Way Maker, Miracle Worker, You are my help in time of need. While I feel frustrated, I need Your help to dissolve the problems around me. You are my Father in heaven who cares for me. Nothing escapes Your notice and I ask that You change my heart to trust You more and surrender the things in my life I cannot control to You. I also pray that You change the things in my life which are causing these problems. You are greater than my problems. I trust You with my life. Amen.
A Prayer for Help from Others When Frustrated
Jesus Christ, my Lord God, Thank You for who You are and the people You have placed in my life. I know I need to open up and invite others to speak into my life when I get frustrated. Take away my pride and let me trust that this circumstance is for my sanctification. I ask that You place more people in my life who are wise and able to help me resolve any frustrating events that occur. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.