Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Powerful Prayer for Patience
You have probably heard this expression before: Patience is virtue. And it is true. Patience is indeed virtue. It is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit in fact (see Gal. 5:22). Many times when it feels as though our faith is being tested, it is really our patience that is being tested. Having to wait on an answer to prayer or for something we (believe we) need, can be challenging. But we must always remember that God’s timing is perfect. He may not be one minute early, but He is definitely not one minute late either. Having faith (which is patience in action!) is a requirement in God’s economy. If we say we have faith, we must trust God and His timing.
If your faith is being tested today, pass the test by trusting God wholeheartedly. Show Him You trust Him by staying patient, in peace, even when it looks like nothing is happening. If weeks of waiting turns into months, and maybe even months into years, keep on praising God! Keep believing in your heart that He is about to deliver you because, with faith, He is! In the meantime, the best way to remain patient (or to deal with impatience) is through prayer. Everything happens through prayer.
The below Powerful Prayer for Patience is a powerful prayer to pray daily. Prayer has a supernatural way of calming our nerves and settling our minds while we wait for God to move on our behalf. As you pray, listen for the Holy Spirit. What do you hear Him saying to you? Rest assured, He will move on your behalf perfectly on time. Trust Him.
Powerful Prayer for Patience
O God, Who didst crush the pride of the enemy by the long-suffering
of Thine Only-begotten Son,
Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may worthily recall those things which
in His tender love He bore for us;
and thus following His example may patiently endure all our adversities.
Teach me, my Lord, to be sweet, gentle and patient in all areas of my life –
in disappointments, in the thoughtlessness of others, in the insincerity
of those I trusted, in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.
Let me forget myself so that I may enjoy the happiness of others.
Let me always hide my little pains and heartaches so that I may be
the only one to suffer from them.
Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes through waiting.
Let me so use it that it may mellow me, not harden or embitter me;
that it may make me more patient, not irritable; that it may make
me broad in my forgiveness, not narrow or proud or overbearing.
May no one be less good for having come within my influence; no one
less pure, less true, less kind, less noble, for having been a fellow
traveler with me on this journey towards eternal life.
As I meet and carry one cross after another, let me whisper a word
of love to You.
May my life be lived in the supernatural – full of power for good,
and strong in its purpose of sanctity.
My dearest Jesus, teach me to be patient, when all day long my heart
is troubled by little troublesome crosses.
I believe in You. I wait for You. In You I trust forevermore.
In Your Good and Holy Name I pray,
Repeat throughout the day as often as necessary.
Jesus never promised our earthly pilgrimage to be easy, but He did promise to be with us through it. When we pray and earnestly seek His will, He promises to give us the grace needed to persevere. Anytime you are feeling impatient or need extra strength, pray this powerful prayer again. Offer everything up to and for the Lord’s glory.
“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew” -St. Francis de Sales.