PRAYER FOR PATIENCE
Gracious God, it’s so hard to wait. To wait for new things to happen
in my life. To wait for you to answer my prayers. To wait for the open
doors that may lead me into a new way of being. During the time of waiting,
it seems that all I can think of is having what it is I am waiting for.
At times I feel weary of asking and waiting, and I wonder if you really
hear my prayers at all, if you are ignoring me, or if you are simply
refusing to give me my heart’s desire. A part of me knows that
you want my best, and that your time is not my time, but Lord, it is
still so hard to wait. Deepen my trust, O Lord, during the times when
my heart longs for what can only come in the fullness of time. Give me
a calm assurance that your will for me is grander than anything I could
ever imagine. Still my mind and heart in your love so that I am mindful
of the grace you are draping around me every single day, every single
moment. I ask this for the sake of your love.