Prayer For Patience To Love Others
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
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.
God brought us here to love one another. When it seems difficult to show love to others, we can turn to God and pray for His guidance on how to open our hearts to those around us.
Dear Lord, please help me learn how to open my heart to others. Help me be patient with those who have hurt me in the past. Who am I to determine who is deserving of love and forgiveness, after all?
I pray that You provide me with the strength to overcome the fear of hurt, as this too is all a part of Your plan. Some people may be harder to love than others for me, but I know that regardless of what we have done in the past, we all deserve to love and be loved – especially by You. I ask this of Your loving heart in Christ’s name, Amen.