Prayer For Patience and Understanding
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
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.
Patience and understanding go hand in hand; making the effort to understand someone else is a great act of selflessness. Let’s learn to be patient with others when we have a better understanding of their perspective.
Almighty Father, I pray to You with a humble heart. I have bumped heads with someone recently, as my feelings got the better of me. Please forgive me, Lord, for giving in to my pride and ego.
I offer this prayer to You so that I may better understand those around me, especially those whose sentiments I don’t agree with. At the end of the day, we are all Your children, so it does no good to throw callous words at each other.
Please God help me see the world from others’ perspectives; doing so will help me better understand their opinions and who they are as a fellow follower of Christ. Grant me the patience I need to hear them out and not act so abrasively. I ask this of You in Jesus’ name, Amen.