There are many reasons why an individual may experience jealousy. These powerful prayers for overcoming jealousy will help you to find peace and heal your heart from any discontent.
Uproot Jealousy Prayer
Father Lord, I am struggling with jealousy. I keep feeling bad when I see my friends who are not committed to your word experiencing breakthroughs in their lives while I keep struggling. I do not want to be like this because your word says that those who are jealous are still worldly. Uproot jealousy from my heart that I may stop acting like a mere human. Help me to behave like a child of God that is born of the spirit. Please teach me how to be appreciative of others even when it is hard. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Godly Jealousy Prayer
Heavenly Father, I have been struggling to come to terms with the good things that are happening in other people’s lives, especially the ungodly. I have found myself coveting what they have and feeling jealous countless times. God remove this ungodly feeling from my heart and replace it with godly jealousy. Help me to be jealousy for your name to be glorified in every situation, especially in places where people are not glorifying you. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Remove Wrong Motives Prayer
Dear Lord, there are times I’ve asked you for things that I need in my life, but it has been for all the wrong reasons. I am grateful that you never met my expectations to those prayers because you saw what was in my heart. Father, help me to have the right motives when asking for breakthroughs and blessings from you. If I’m doing it out of jealousy point it out and help me to work on my heart. Remove wrong desires from my heart and replace them with those that align with your word. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Set Me Free Prayer
Lord Jesus, my sincere desire is to become holy like you. Set me free from anxious thoughts that cause me to become jealous towards others. Please give me the grace to control jealous emotions when they arise. Please teach me how to be happy for my friends and family when they succeed. Purify my mind from ungodly thoughts and help me to walk in the way that is pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Precious God, thank you for setting me apart as your child. It is not because I’m perfect on my own but because of your unconditional love that I can call you Daddy. Lord, I come before you today to ask you to make me humble. We are all your children, and you show no special treatment to any of us. Remind me that I am not better than anyone else so that I can remain grounded in your love. If there are any bits of jealousy in my heart, Father, I ask you to remove them and enable me to love others with Christ-like love. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Gracious Father, I have gone through so many things that have left me with trust issues. I am sorry for extending those issues to my relationship with you. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and for seeing it fit for me to be adopted into your family and be called your child. Help me to release all my fears to you so that I can start trusting you. Remove insecurity from my heart for it has opened demonic doors and caused me to be a very jealous person. Thank you, Father, for answering my prayers. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Peaceful Heart Prayer
Father, grant me a peaceful heart for I do not want to be a jealous person anymore. If there is any ounce of ungodly jealousy in my heart, Lord, wash it away with the blood of your son Jesus Christ. Remove anything in me that causes me to burn up with jealousy. Help me to find fulfillment in your promises and not in the things of this world. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Dear Lord, at times, life is so hard and unfair according to my human mind. It is hard to see those people who do not fear you prospering in life while unbelievers keep on struggling. Father, my heart is filled with jealousy because everywhere I turn, I see people who are not committed to you succeeding while I keep failing. But I do not want to live like this anymore. Help me to stop being jealous and to start appreciating the little that I have because you will never shame me. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Oh God, I praise you with my whole heart. I sing praises to you today. I praise you for though you are the Lord, yet you regard the lowly. Father, I come before your throne to ask you to perfect that which concerns me. Give me a more profound revelation of your love, dear Lord, that I may accept myself the way I am and not be jealous of other people. Help me to fix my eyes on Jesus that I may start to see myself the way you see me and stop being insecure. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Change My Heart Prayer
Everlasting Father, the spirit of jealousy is consuming my life. I don’t want to live in this bondage anymore. I have allowed the enemy to lead me astray with thoughts of insecurity. Forgive me, Father. Change my heart that I may be able to see the beauty in everyone and to be happy for them genuinely. Close any demonic doors that I have opened in my life because of being jealous. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Father God, help me never to be jealous of other people. Lord, I know that I struggle with jealousy because I’m not confident in who I am. Help me to stop looking at myself and to start looking at Jesus who is my confidence. When anxious thoughts start flooding my mind, Holy Spirit, point me back to Jesus and help me to focus on him alone. Teach me how to be confident and use me as a vessel to help other people that are struggling with jealousy to become confident. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Conform My Thoughts to Yours Prayer
King of Glory, may my thoughts conform to yours that everything I do or say may be pleasing to you. Forgive me for not being thankful for the blessings that you’ve given me. Help me to find contentment in you that I may conquer jealousy thoughts that flood my mind from time to time. If there are any thoughts of jealousy in my heart, Father, bring them to my attention and help me to deal with them so that I can live a life that is pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Gracious Father, sometimes I act like I am more deserving than other people, and when things don’t go my way, I end up being very jealous. Other times I become obsessed with thoughts of wanting to become like someone else, and this leaves me insecure. Forgive me, dear Lord, and help me to become a better person. Let the blood of your son Jesus cleanse me from the effects of jealousy and may you fill me with peace, love and joy. In Jesus’ name, I believe and 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.