Patience is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Life every day is a constant struggle. All of us seek ways to illuminate the darkest corner of our lives through the things we see, the people we talk to, the food we eat, and interesting places we visit, just to remind us of our purpose.
Along the journey, we lose our patience and sometimes ask ourselves, “Why do we need to go on?”. As the Bible says in Galatians 6:9, “Let’s not become discouraged in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not become weary.”
Whenever we think of God, we think of His Kingdom, and we surely desire to go to Paradise with God. However, the way to eternal salvation is narrow, and patience is one of the important virtues every soul needs. It is our weapon to be with God.
We’ve written some prayers for patience which we hope would help us cope with the daily obstacles in our lives. There’s no doubt that we will come across instances in which we will need tons of patience and understanding.
Short Prayers for Patience
Painful ThingsGrant me the grace of patience, Lord God in Heaven, to bear the painful things in my life. They are nothing in comparison to what You did for me on the cross when You freed me from my sins. May the minor annoyances and inconveniences that I bear with patience bring glory to Your name. Amen.
Dearest Jesus, when in times I become impatient with what I do, fill me with Your Most Holy Spirit to become patient. Help me to keep going when the load I carry feels heavy and when my soul gets weary while following You. With the virtue of patience that comes from You, may you take me to the path of holiness like the angels and saints in heaven. Amen.
Endless TasksAlmighty God, grant me the gift of patience to carry on my tasks at work that seem endless, chores that are tedious, and duty to my family that is constant. Make me embrace these little sufferings with all my heart and soul. Help me get through each day with the knowledge that I exist because of Your love and patience. Amen.
Gloomy HeartHeavenly Father, I awoke today with a gloomy heart because I do not want to visit my patients. I don’t want to go to work. I’m fatigued from caring for them, and I’d like to stop. My body is in desperate need of sleep. I am deeply embarrassed and beg for forgiveness. You are always there for me, I know. You never get weary of me, you never abandon me, and you never stop loving me. So, I humbly pray to You, God, to grant me all the patience I need to do what is required of me, not just out of obligation, but out of love, as well as the patience to suffer the most difficult situations that come with this job. May I find satisfaction in caring for the sick and blindly following Your commands. In Jesus’ name, I pray, make me an instrument to rescue lives. Amen.
Dear Jesus, I’m praying for patience today since I can’t seem to wait much longer to get better. I’ve been unwell for so long that I’m getting frustrated when I have to take my medicine, talk to physicians and have tests done, and when I have to lay in bed all day feeling useless. I don’t want to burden my family or the person who is responsible for my care. It’s not easy, and I can see how much it bothers them to see me in this state every day. At this moment, I humbly ask for patience so that I will not be frightened or nervous, but rather trust Your Mercy and hope for recovery in line with Your will. Amen.
StormyThank you, God, for a great morning. I enjoy hearing the birds in the sky, the trees swaying in the breeze, the happy children running around the park, and even the sound of a car engine going. But I can’t at the moment since I’m in the middle of a storm that doesn’t seem to be going away. Give me the patience to wait for the storm to pass, trusting that another lovely day will follow. Amen.
TeacherI give you honor and glory, Heavenly Father. Today is a new day with a new chance to do good. Grant me the patience to fulfill my position as a teacher by instilling in my students not just academic knowledge, but also life lessons that they can apply as they mature. May I be an instrument of love and kindness to them, as well as a model of patience and humility. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Didn’t Get The JobDear Jesus, today was a difficult day. I dressed up for a job interview and got up early. After waiting for the interviewer, I was informed that I did not get the job. I’m not going to stop till I’m hired. I beg you, Jesus, to give me your patience and confidence that your plan is far better than mine. Bless me and make it possible for me to wait patiently for Your will to be done. Amen.
ChildWe beseech You, Father in Heaven, to grant us patience while we wait for You to bless us with a child. You know how much we’ve yearned to be good parents, to love and care for the child You will choose for us. Help us to have more faith in You and trust Your timing. We pray for strength and patience, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
HomeworkDearest Jesus, I humbly pray and ask for patience to finish my homework. My favorite cartoon show is soon to start, but my teachers assigned many tasks. Writing has worn my hand out, and reading has made my eyes dry. But I’m confident that these will help me gain wisdom, and that I’ll be able to watch my favorite TV show another day. I do not want to offend you by disobeying my parents. Guide me and send your angels to watch over me while I accomplish what I have to do before I go to bed. Amen.
The Importance of Patience in Christian Life
Situations When Our Patience Is Tested
When we apply for a job, we get frustrated when the companies to which we applied for don’t get back to us. We make follow-up calls until we get the results because we cannot wait any longer.
For couples who are so willing to bear a child are often sad and worry, when they fail each time they try.
Doing routine work such as going to work, doing our groceries, waiting in a queue to be served or to buy what we need – all of these require patience. And to cope, it would help a lot if we understood why patience is important.
Patience is crucial to keep our temper and composure.
At work, our colleagues can be a nuisance especially when they keep talking about unrelated topics or spreading rumors about whoever is involved – this may result to delays or unproductive working days.