Dear Lord Jesus I want to walk in spirit and truth – to walk humbly before You and to learn to be patient.. graciously patient, especially when I am with other people. Lord I want to live a life that is honouring to You and to fulfil the role that You have given me to do within the body of Christ.
Help me to be quick to listen to other people and not always be the one that wants other people to always listen to me.. Help me to really listen in love - not only their needs and hopes and fears but to listen to their advice and their opinions so that I may be an encouragement to them – someone who lifts up the other person and considers their needs before my own.
Help me to really listen to what they say and not to be waiting for an opportunity for me to discuss my opinions or display my own intelligence - but enable me Lord to live a righteous life – the sort of life that You desire from each of Your children.
Give me the grace and patience to be a good listener I pray,– so that I may demonstrate the love of Jesus to all around me, in Whose name I pray,
Loving Lord I am very susceptible to getting frustrated and irritated over little things which can often develop into full blown anger where I lose my temper and my inner peace – and Lord I confess that I generally blame the other person or the situation in which I find myself. In my heart I like to pretend that this is my personality and that it will always be like that, because of who I am.. and yet Lord I know that this lack of patience on my part is simply a display of my old sin nature, which I know is displeasing to You.
Lord I don’t want to succumb to this sort of behaviour and so I am asking that in Your grace You would help me to overcome my quick temper and emotions, and help me instead to dress myself in the patience and humility that only comes from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Lord I pray that You would help me to recognise when my emotions are building up into frustration or when I am started to become irritated inside - Help me I pray to hand over these feelings to You immediately and enable me to grow in grace and to develop a patient spirit and humility of heart.
Thank You for listening Lord and help me to grow and develop an inner calm and patience, in Jesus name I pray.
Loving heavenly Father, help me I pray to be still in Your presence and to wait patiently for You to act in my life - rather than fervently praying that You will sort out my problems in my time and expecting You to act in my way.
When I am beset with evil doers or when situations in my life cause me to become frustrated and impatient… or when trials and sufferings knock at my door - help me I pray to wait for You to act in Your own time and in Your unique way, knowing that suffering in this life produces perseverance, endurance and patience - and patience develops the strength of character that You desire in each of Your children, and character helps us to build up a loving, trusting faith and confidence in You.
Keep me lowly before Your throne of grace and when difficulties arise in my life, enable me to persevere, by Your grace… so that I may grow in the patience that so honours Your name.
Thank You Lord, for the lessons that You are teaching me and may I develop a teachable spirit – to Your praise and glory.
Loving Lord, there seems to be so much that is going on in my life as I jump from one problem to another and too often I get ‘het-up’ in my thinking and restless in my heart as I long to be like so many other believers that seem to be endowed with the gracious spiritual fruit of patience. Lord I have prayed for patience for so long - and it seems that the more I desire it to be patient the more things seem to pile up on top of me!
At times I wonder if You are trying to teach me something through all these difficulties and problems in my life. Are You trying to show me that I am asking for the wrong thing? Are You using all the difficulties and problems in my life to teach me that in myself I can never learn to be patient? Are You trying to bring me to an understanding that the patience that I am trying to develop in myself… by not getting frustrated and upset, is the wrong sort of patience?.. Are You wanting me to learn that the only patience I need comes from You - as a gift of God’s grace ?
Oh Lord, help me I pray to learn the lesson of patience and of love and of all the beautiful attributes that only come through a close and meaningful walk with the Lord Jesus. Help me to submit the difficulties and problems in my life onto You instead of trying to put on a pretence of being ‘patient’ – when what I need is Your love and Your peace and Your joy and Your patience –which I realise only comes by grace – through trusting You. Thank You for Your loving patience with me in teaching me how to live as You would have…