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 to wait for You to act in Your own time and in Your unique way. I know Lord, 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. May I develop a teachable spirit, to Your praise and glory.