Humans spend much time comparing themselves to others, which is understandable but very unhealthy.
As days proceed, one might find themselves trapped in the shackles of jealousy due to desiring what their friends or colleagues have.
Spiritually, jealousy can be accompanied or revealed through emotions like vengeance, bitterness, or anger, and sometimes the feelings can go overboard.
God recognized the power of jealousy and mentioned it severally across His word. Therefore, if you’re battling jealousy, you aren’t alone because there are seven special prayers and several scriptures you can say to change your heart.
Before you start, save these prayers to remove a toxic person from your life.
1) Short Prayer for Overcoming Jealousy
I come before Your presence today to let You know about the bitterness I have been battling for a while now. I feel immeasurable anger whenever I see the people around me accomplishing more than I have,
Lord, I clearly understand that jealousy is against Your word; therefore, I pray that You help me overcome it and look at the positive side of my life.
In Jesus’ precious name, I pray and trust. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
God dislikes jealousy because being envious of other people’s success and blessings is equal to telling Him that He has hardly done anything good to us.
Simultaneously, you can easily lose concentration and determination on many things God has blessed you with while you chase other people.
Whenever you experience feelings of jealousy or something close, it’s best to tackle it with the word of God and the above prayer before it grows into a bitterness demon.
The Lord asks believers to rejoice with those happy, live in peace with each other, and not be proud but ready to associate with people of all positions.
2) Miracle Prayer for Overcoming Jealousy
I come before You this day with a burdened heart, praying to overcome the jealousy I have been feeling. I ask You to offer me a heart of gratitude even on the smallest things, so I may be contented.
Please forgive me for my envy and jealousy because it makes me less appreciative of Your blessings. Instead, create a loving and grateful heart within me in Your mighty name.
I ask this with faith and trust. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
While people may think jealousy and envy will simply melt away with time or after achieving what the other person has, the feeling is insistent and can sometimes lead to undesirable endings.
Even if you achieve all your dreams, you might still find yourself envious of someone who has nothing.
For instance, jealousy led Cain to kill Abel when he had so many blessings in his life which he overlooked. Instead of gaining anything, Cain received a curse from God, extending all his descendants.
“For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” — James 3:16.
I believe you should try these prayers to stop someone from bothering you.
3) Prayers against Jealousy Spirits
“God my Provider,
Now that I understand how toxic and insatiable the spirit of jealousy can be, I humbly ask You to eliminate it from me alongside all other evil spirits that come with it.
Please, never allow me to be comfortable with jealousy, and grant me a heart that rejoices with others and mourns with those who mourn rather than glorify it.
Lord, wash and cleanse my mind, heart, and spirit from envy in the name of Jesus. Thank You, Lord. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
In recent years, people have normalized jealousy without knowing the repercussions it can have in their lives.
In fact, you will likely find people saying that if someone is envious of you, you must have some achievements or blessings they don’t have. This is true, but the spirit of jealousy is highly discouraged in the Bible.
While no one is immune to jealousy, since nearly everyone has felt it at one point, believers should not allow the feeling to take root in their lives.
It’s time to ask God to take away the spirit of jealousy and renew your perception of things.
Finding the right words to pray against jealous spirits may be hard, but if made with trust, the above prayer is enough.
4) Prayer to Endure Jealous People
I come before Your throne today, praying for the strength and wisdom to endure people that are jealous of my blessings and achievements.
Lord, may You protect me from such spirits, for I never know how far their jealousy can go. Moreover, forgive and help them remember that jealousy hinders them from Your blessings.
I refuse to be distracted by them. In the name of Your son, I ask this in trust. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Jealousy is as old as the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth celebrating.
God will never understand why His people can be jealous of each other’s blessings while He created everyone uniquely and blesses them at different times.
Some jealousness will go as far as destroying what other people have or tampering with their lives.
That’s why you must pray for God to protect you against jealous people while asking God to heal their hearts and change their minds.
Proverbs 14:30 says, “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones“.
5) Prayer for Jealous Person not to Harm Me
“God, my Protector,
Hear my words and answer my prayer. Today, I come before You praying for protection against any person that might be jealous of my life.
Lord, I pray they will not harm me due to unrighteous feelings or try to destroy my plans to succeed.
Please restore their righteousness and let them see Your goodness in their life so they may stop comparing themselves to me.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Nearly every day, we read or watch news about people that have hurt, murdered, or killed others out of jealousy.
Even in the Bible, Joseph’s brothers contemplated murdering him because of jealousy after their father gave the lastborn son a colorful coat (Genesis 37 to 38).
One of the most overlooked things concerning the subject of jealousy is prayer. Prayers can help with all cases, including protecting you against any jealous person that may try to harm you.
Instead of avenging by harming your enemies, the best thing you can do in such times is pray for God’s protection and wisdom to handle jealousy.
“Don’t let your heart envy sinners, but constantly be zealous for the fear of God” — Proverbs 23:17.
6) Prayer to Remove Jealous from my Life
I come against the spirit of jealousy, striving to consume my peace and destroy my life from different angles. I rebuke it completely in the name of Jesus because it’s more than overwhelming to my heart.
God, remove jealousy from my life now and protect me further from it. Help me remember Your good deeds upon my life. In Your name, I pray and believe. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Imagine scrolling through social media, and everything you see is:
- A friend who just got promoted at work;
- Another enjoying iconic meals in a 5-star hotel;
- Your college classmate who just landed a vacation in Bali;
- Others celebrating purchasing their new home.
Without hesitation, the first thing that clicks in your mind could be that God doesn’t love you as much as He loves others, sending you into resentment and jealousy.
On the contrary, God loves you and has done plenty of great things for you, though different from a vacation, home purchase, or promotion.
Instead of comparing yourself to others, you should look at what the Creator has done in your life and thank Him for that while praying for more blessings.
7) Catholic Prayer for Overcoming Jealousy
Sometimes I may act like I deserve more blessings than everyone else, and when it doesn’t happen, I quickly end up in high jealousy. Lord, today I’m before You asking for Your help to overcome jealousy and become a better person.
Let the blood of Your only son Jesus Christ cleanse my mind, heart, and soul from any bits of jealousy, including the petty ones.
Fill me with love for all. In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
There are plenty of reasons associated with the feeling of jealousy. Some believers might even quote the Bible in favor of their jealousy, saying that even God is jealous; that’s a different case.
God’s jealousy is different and cannot be compared to the earthly one.
The motivation behind God’s jealousy is explained in Exodus 34:14, which commands believers not to worship any other god but Him because He’s a Jealous God.
Worshipping other gods cannot be compared to envying other people’s material things and achievements and can attract immeasurable curses.
Therefore, believers should stop believing jealousy is okay since God is too.
Before you leave, save these prayers for the impossible to happen.
What is the Best Time to Pray?
According to the Holy Bible, there’s no right time to pray. Because God’s heart is always open and ready to receive our prayers of thanksgiving and needs.
Can I Pray More than Prayer?
Why not? You can say as plenty prayers as you wish to overcome jealousy.
The prayers are effective whether you wish to remove jealousy from your heart or protect yourself from the plans of those who envy your blessings.
Can I Start Praying Right Now?
Absolutely! You can start praying to overcome jealousy as soon as now because God always listens and answers our prayers at any time.
While you pray, you should be willing to let God take control of your life by repenting your sins and asking for His forgiveness.
God Will help You!
There is nothing believers cannot pray for or against, including that jealousy that has been taking a toll on your life, no matter how petty it may appear sometimes.
God knows and understands the power of jealousy, so it’s highly discouraged in the Bible. Hopefully, the above prayers will greatly help you overcome jealousy.