Prayer For Patience With Family
Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
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.
With family, the power of patience goes a long way. No family is perfect after all, as conflict between loved ones is normal. But, through prayer, we are able to find the strength to overlook each other’s faults in order to come together as one unit to serve the Lord.
Dearest God, I thank You again for the blessing that is my family. Without them, I would not have the incredible support system I have today. Nevertheless, I ask for forgiveness for allowing my pride to get the best of me. I gave in to temptation and allowed ill feelings to taint the blessing that is my family.
Lord, I humbly ask for patience. Patience for myself, as I reconcile with my ego and learn to let go. I ask for the patience of my family, as we resolve our issues and come out of this much stronger than before. We may have our differences, but I know that at the end of the day, we will always be here for one another – just like how You are always there for all of us. Amen.