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Prayer against Envy and Jealousy

Written by Julia Shalom Jordan. Posted in Attitude Adjustments

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Published on October 10, 2011 with 2 Comments

Prayer against Envy and Jealousy

“Dear Heavenly Father,

There is so much I have to be thankful for.  I live in a great country with so many options at my disposal, yet I still compare myself to others.  I see what I have and what others seem to be enjoying and I never really seem to be satisfied.

Lord, this attitude is really preventing me from enjoying my life.  There never seems to be a day when I feel good, happy and fulfilled.

I am coming to you because life is quickly passing me by, the years are moving so fast.  I realize that things have not changed because I have not changed my thinking.

This mentality will continue to hold me back from being the kind of friend, wife, sister or daughter that you have designed me to be.  The whole world does not revolve around me, yet for some reason I feel like I have become a victim of my circumstances.

Where does this root of bitterness and envy come from?  Show me so I can stop this attitude from eating away at the happiness you have created me for.  In the name of Jesus, I bind the demonic powers of envy, jealousy, greed, selfishness, self-centeredness, bitterness, manipulation, selfish ambition, idolatry, hatered, discord, dissentsions, fits of rage, denial, debauchery, entitlement and hostility towards others who have been blessed to the spirit of balak and the spirit of rebellion, baal.

Lord, open my eyes to see the blessings you have given me.  Help me to develop those gifts, people and talents you have given me stewardship over.  Help me to invest my time and efforts in the attitudes and mind-sets that will elevate my mood, my family and my reputation.

I am choosing to turn away from being a jealous person, a competitive friend, an unsupportive sister and a selfish wife and daughter.  My attitude and my way of embracing life are up to ME.

I chose to fashion my existence around the word of God.  Anything below that is not the standard that will bring me a good life and a happy home.

Lord, hold my hand as you lead to through this new way of thinking.  I will never have a perfect life until I get to heaven, so I need to stop expecting that false idea from myself, my family and my circumstances.  I am not “buying” into the lie of perfectionism anymore.  This is the mind-set that has brought me pain and torn apart any relationships that were “less than perfect”.

Lord, thank you for the new appreciation I will have.  I trust that you will show me all that I need to know to embrace all the good you have brought to me.

In Jesus’ precious name, thank you.  Amen.”

 

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