P.R.A.Y., The Antidote to Anger

Mar 22, 2024 | Fred Toke, Lifestyle

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While it is normal to experience anger, it’s important to quickly acknowledge it and not let it consume us. Holding onto anger can lead to bitterness and allow the devil to ruin our lives, according to Ephesians 4:26-27.

Physiologically, when we harbor anger, our muscles in the hands and forearms tend to tense up, and blood flow to the hands increases, causing us to clench our fists. Once our fists are clenched, we’re closed off, not only to and from others but also from receiving God’s peace and healing.

Remember, a clenched fist shakes no hands, applauds no one, can’t be led, and receives no gifts.

To keep our hearts and hands open to a more fulfilling life, we can try the P.R.A.Y. approach:

P – Pray: Surrender our anger to God and invite His peace and wisdom into our hearts.

R – Recreation: Engage in physical activities that bring us joy and relaxation to diffuse the intensity of our anger.

A – Appreciation: Cultivate a sense of gratitude to shift our focus from what’s causing our rage to the blessings in our lives.

Y – Yieldedness: Learn to let go and be more flexible to reduce our feelings of anger.

This approach not only enhances our mental and spiritual well-being but also enriches our physical health. When we P.R.A.Y., we unlock the door to a life of peace, joy, and limitless potential.

Remember, a clenched fist shakes no hands, applauds no one, can’t be led, and receives no gifts.

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”  ― Roy T. Bennett

Angry people are not always wise.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go won while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” ― Ephesians 4:26-27

Fred Toké aka Dr.Tokèmon


Fred Tokė, aka Dr. Tokėmon, is a Clinical Psychologist by training and was a former adjunct professor at Nanyang Technological University. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Malaysia Sabah’s Faculty of Medicine. Besides teaching, he also provides clinical psychotherapy services to the downtrodden and the discouraged.

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