For Patience When Answers to Prayer Are Delayed

Help me Lord to be still in Your presence and to wait quietly and patiently before my God as did the Psalmist. Many and precious are the promises You have given to Your children and I desire to rest in them by faith and to abide in You moment by moment – to the praise of Your holy name.

I thank You Lord that You hear all the prayers of Your children and that before we call, You have promised to answer. I also thank You that You are teaching me specifically that even though the answer may be long in coming – that through it You are developing in me a patient trust in You and establishing an even firmer faith in Your word – for Your word is true and You are a faithful and merciful God.

Thank You Lord that Your Word is more becoming deeply rooted within my heart and I pray that I will not faint when answers are delayed, but rather that I will quietly and patiently rest in Your unfailing promises as Your Holy Spirit does His work within my heart. Increase my love and dependence upon You so that I may become more like the Lord Jesus in every area of my life – so that I may bear much fruit, to Your praise and glory.

Amen