Praying with the Psalms: Anger

Psalm 109

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Questions for Reflection

What are the lessons you learned about anger growing up?

What things really make you angry (or merely annoyed or frustrated)?

How do you usually respond?
Is it effective? If so, how?

What are constructive ways you deal with anger? Or would like to deal with anger?

What would it look and feel like to vent your anger first to God?

Author Judith Valente (How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches us about Happiness,
Community and Meaning
, 2018) writes there are two kinds of anger:
ego-driven – when people don’t behave the way we think they should
justice-driven – about the changes need to make a more just world

What are some ways you notice ego-driven anger in yourself or others?
Justice-driven anger?

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