A prayer for when you're in a bad mood
We woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
We admit that our attitude isn't what we want it to be.
Our words have been short, our actions unkind, and we've cast some looks at people that have been down right mean.
Everything has irritated us today.
Lord, the thing is, we don't want to be this way but we don't know how to shake this bad mood off which is why we pray.
We are not even sure why we feel this way. Maybe it's because there is so much going on that we feel overwhelmed, or maybe there isn't enough change happening and we feel stalled, or maybe we're frustrated by things out of our control.
We lift our eyes to you and ask that you help us see the root of our bad mood. Open our eyes to the true cause so that we can start the real work of changing.
Lord, we know that it will take some time to bring real change in our lives but right now our actions are causing damage: hurting relationships, opening wounds in others so we ask right now for an injection of your spirit. We ask that you would come and replace irritation with kindness, frustration with gentleness, and anger with joy.
We know that we cannot do this without you. We know that it is only your spirit living and moving in us that can take this mood from bad to something that is life-giving.
We pray for you to change us.
We wait for you to change us.
We know that you are faithful to complete the work you have started in us.