Prayer To Persevere In Sufferings

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.

Amen