When You Have Lost Your Temper





O God, I know my temper is far too quick.
I know only too well how liable I am to flare up,
and to say things for which afterwards I am sorry.
O God, help me. Help me to think before I speak.
When I feel I am going to blast out,
help me to keep quiet for just a moment or two,
until I get a grip on myself again.
Help me to take myself and others less seriously
so that I don’t reach the point of being angry at all.
Help me to keep perspective and to let go of my anger. Amen.