Prayer For Patience With My Children
1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
Patience is truly a virtue. So many aspects of our lives call for patience, whether it be waiting in line at the grocery store or holding on for a brighter tomorrow. Regardless of what you’re waiting for, know that God is always with us, both for the good and the bad in life. Bible verses about patience teach us that we must be patient in His plan for us, especially when we are going through some hard times. And prayer for patience goes a long way.
Consider the value of patience in the bible: Joseph waited 13 years before God fulfilled His promise and Abraham waited 25 years for a divine encounter with God through a burning bush. Meanwhile, Moses was left stranded in the wilderness for 40 years before God showed Him the way to the Promised Land and Jesus waited for 30 years to fulfill His role as our Savior. To make a person great, God breaks them first before putting the right pieces together.
Parenthood can be a challenging endeavor, especially when our kids test our patience. Offer this prayer to the Lord when your patience runs thin and parenting seems even tougher than usual.
Dear Lord, my days are colored with so much love and joy due to parenthood. Some days are brighter than others though, and there are times when I doubt my capabilities as a parent. I sometimes wonder if I am truly capable of raising my child in Your will.
Lord, I ask for Your guidance. Please give me the strength to be patient with my child, as they are still learning the ways of life. I aim to raise my child as someone who is God-fearing and humble, who loves others selflessly and wholeheartedly.
And so I pray that I am able to put aside my own pride and continue to hold my child’s hand as they walk through the path of life, no matter how rocky the road ahead may be. Amen.