Words of Encouragement for Patience
It’s hard to be a patient person in this fast paced world.
Everyone is rushing from one place to another or from one task to another.
The world has conditioned people they must always do things now and the result of this is a lack of patience in the world.
Patience is a virtue that starts with waiting on God for his timing.
He is never in a hurry and does things in his timing, which differs from ours.
If God will be part of your life, then you need to learn to wait for when he is ready to give you what you desire even as others are getting ahead (Psalm 37:7).
The Christian walk of faith can have challenges that shake us, but God urges us to show patience as we wait for when Christ returns (James 5:8).
Growing in your faith means you give God time to work his righteousness into your heart.
This may take a while depending on the condition of your heart and your unique circumstances.
Always take your time with others and know that they too have their own challenges to deal with every day. You will be showing them the love of God.
Prayer for Patience
Lord, you say I should come to you when I need anything. You promised that you hear my prayers and you grant me what I have asked for according to your will.
I am struggling with being a patient person and seem to be impatient with others and in every situation I face.
Help me get to the root cause of my impatience and to allow you into my heart to deal with it.
I repent of my impatience and not allowing your Holy Spirit to work his patience in my heart.
Teach me to be a more patient person every day and to remember there is no rush in life.
Give me the patience I need when sharing the gospel with others who seem reluctant to accept it.
Help me teach them with great patience and careful instruction according to 2 Timothy 4:2.
I will pray for all those who I come into contact with as I evangelize and that the Holy Spirit will convict their hearts to accept Jesus.
Strengthen me according to your glorious might so I will have great endurance and patience (Colossians 1:11).
I want to live a life that pleases you and bear fruit for your kingdom. I’ll give your word time as it works in my heart to produce a harvest of righteousness.
When I go through difficult situations, let patience be something I exercise so I will not fret or make rash decisions.
Remind me to pray when I get impatient and to rejoice because trials are temporary.
I want to be a person of great understanding, therefore, weave patience into my heart.
Let me be the one who calms a quarrel and not one who stirs up conflict.
Help me have a sober mind at all times and show kindness to all I come across.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Another Prayer for Patience
Lord, I thank you because you are always patient with me. You never rush me but wait patiently until I am ready for whatever you want to do in my life.
My patience has run out and I am impatient in every situation. I find it hard to be patient with others when we are having a conversation and I want to move on to the next thing.
Forgive me for being so impatient with others and not giving them enough time to express themselves.
As I drive, I am impatient with slow drivers and feel they are wasting my time.
This is not how I want to live my life.
Show me the root cause of my impatience and how to deal with it once and for all.
If there is anything that triggers my impatience, bring it to light that I may address it in prayer.
Your light exposes what lurks in darkness and I ask you to reveal the cause of my impatience.
In my interactions with others, grant me a patient heart to listen carefully to every word. Help me relax and take a deep breath and enjoy the conversations.
When I correct others, may I be patient with them as they make the needed changes.
As I read your word, give me the patience to allow it to take root in my heart. I desire that your word will produce a harvest in my heart and life (1 Timothy 6:11).
Help me take my time to meditate on your word till I understand it. It is only then that I can apply it to my life.
Keep my feet from rushing into things because of not wanting to wait. May I find pleasure in waiting on you to act in any situation.
Give me the patience to wait for your perfect timing always.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
A Short Prayer For Patience
Give me patience.
I know I often struggle with waiting, especially in situations like these. Help me to realize that your timing is best.
You always give me exactly what I need exactly when I need it – not a second too early or late.
So help me to wait with hope, with endurance, and with trust.
In the meantime, let me learn to appreciate the many blessings you have given me.
Teach me to praise you in every circumstance.
In Jesus’ name,