A Prayer for Patience

VICAR

Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and enjoying the weekend.

This week I would like You to consider the matter of patience. Patience is one of those virtues that we all strive to maintain in our everyday lives. But sometimes our self-control wanes and impatience settles in, whether we are dealing with a problem at work or home. And it can be hard to reclaim that sense of patience after a particular situation that draws the last straw. That’s where your daily prayer and trust in the Lord can come in to help you find patience again. The following Bible verses about patience can help you find self-control when you are at your wit’s end, and remember that the Lord looks out for and rewards those who practice patience.

1 Proverbs 16:32

“Better to be patient than a warrior, and better to have self-control than to capture a city.”

2 Romans 15:1

“We who are powerful need to be patient with the weakness of those who don’t have power, and not please ourselves.”

1 Corinthians 13:4

“Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant.”

Nobody’s perfect and everyone has those days when their patience becomes drained. During these moments when you feel like you just want to scream out of frustration or anger, taking some deep breaths and reading or reciting some of these calming Bible verses on patience will help you recenter and refocus. It’s natural to feel your frustrations bubble to the surface, but the Bible preaches maintaining patience, rather than acting out of impatience.

God Bless You all. Have a wonderful Sunday and a productive week ahead.

Lord, give me the strength to wait upon Your promises. Help me to stay patient when the end goal seems so far out of reach. Just as I must wait for Your revelation, I pray that I learn to wait patiently with understanding for all things to come to pass in my life. Amen.