In this article, we will look at powerful prayers for patience that you can pray during your time with the Lord.
What is patience? Well, without doing a deep Bible study on the topic it’s the ability to be calm and not get angry when things are taking too long. It is the feeling of being able to deal with something or someone in a slow, kind, and careful way.
We all need patience at some point in our lives because it helps us stay calm and collected during stressful times. I know for me there have been many times when I needed patience.
My heart today is to share prayers of patience that should encourage Christians and Catholics to communicate with God and ask for His patience and blessing! So, let’s get started.
Tips Before You Start Using Patience Prayers
Like with all written prayers it’s important to follow these tips.
- God desires authentic and personal prayers. Please, don’t think that just reciting someone elses prayer is the same as a heartfelt prayer of your own. When reading through these prayer find one that resonates with you. From their let that prayer inspire you as you pray it to the Lord.
- Ways you can make a prayer personal:
- Get specific: mention situations, people, emotions you feel, and what you desire from the Lord.
- Expand: most of these are short prayers but that doesn’t mean you have to stop praying once it’s over. Take some extra time to connect with Jesus.
- Don’t be in a hurry when you are praying. I love what E.M Bound says in this quote…
I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers because they do not wait long enough on God. They just drop down and say a few words, and then jump up and forget it and expect God to answer them. Such praying always reminds me of the small boy ringing his neighbor’s door-bell, and then running away as fast as he can go.E.M Bounds (read more of his quotes)
- In Galatians 5:22-23, patience is part of fruit of the Spirit. If you are struggling with it then I encourage you to spend more time with the Lord. When we abide and wait on God this is when the fruit of the Spirit manifests in our life.
- Patience can be for multiple reasons. The two main ones is dealing with people/person and the other is waiting for something to change. Somtimes it’s a combination of both. When you are looking through these prayers have in mind where you are at.
General Prayers for Patience
But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23 AMP (emphasis added)
In this section, we will look at some patience prayers that are more general in nature. Meaning they don’t have a specific topic like relationships or struggles.
Father God, I come before you and I ask that you would help me grow in patience and humility. Lord, it says in Your Word that it’s an attribute to the fruit of Your Spirit. Let me produce this in my life and be a person who is able to wait on You in all situations and seasons. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Lord, today I am struggling with the situations I have in front of me. I know You are faithfully to see me through, but my heart is sad. Give me the patience and a boost of hope that You will make a way for me. I need You, Lord… draw close to me and comfort my heart with Your presence. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Lord, patience isn’t always easy. I feel like I get frustrated and irritated with those around me. I don’t like feeling like I’m on the edge of being angry or yelling. So, Lord help me to have Your patience when I am with people. Let me be able to stay calm and to think clearly without my emotions getting involved. I ask that the Holy Spirit would rest on me and give me a deep peace in my heart. Thank You, God…may today be blessed in the mighty name of Jesus, amen.
Father, please give me patience and walk in calmness. I need this in order to be able to deal with life and its many challenges and difficulties. Please help me through my struggles so that I can make it through the day without getting upset or frustrated. Thank you for your mercy and grace! In the name of Jesus, amen.
Lord, thank you for the patience and grace that you give to me. Please help me today to walk in your patience and understanding. That I would be kind to all those I am around me and show them the love of Christ. Thank You for everything! In the name of Jesus, Amen!
Specific Prayers for Patience
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6
Prayers for Patience at Work
Lord, I need patience and endurance at work. Please help me deal with the difficult people that come to see us and be calm even when things do not go according to plan or expectations. Please help me not get irritated when someone does something to make work harder. I need your patience so that I can complete the tasks given to me and be a blessing in this job. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayers for Patience with my Children
Father, I need patience with my children. Please help me to be understanding and give them the time needed for them to process and do things. Help me not get frustrated if they make a mistake while trying something new or if they are not listening. Thank you so much for your mercy on us as we raise our kids. Bless me to be a parent who shows your love, kindness, and patience daily. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Patience and Understanding
Lord, I ask that you would give me the patience and understanding for the situations I have in front of me. My heart feels confused. I want to do the right thing and make choices that would bring You glory and honor. Open my mind and heart to Your ways and let me be guided by Your precious Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Patience with Myself
Lord, please give me patience with myself. Please help me to be patient when I am trying something new and it doesn’t work out the way that I want it to. Help me not get frustrated or angry about what goes wrong in my life so quickly. But to trust that You are my help and the ones who gives me peace. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Patience when Waiting for Breakthrough
Father, I need patience when waiting for a breakthrough. Please help me to be patient and not give up so quickly on the prayers that you have already answered in my life. Help me remember how much time it takes for new things to develop before they come to fruition. It may take a while but Your timing is perfect so please help me wait patiently and not get discouraged. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Patience in a Difficult Relationship
Father, give me patience and strength with this difficult relationship that I am in. Soften my heart and give me the grace to work with this person. Help me to see them as You see them, Lord. So, that I won’t feel frustrated with them. In the mighty name of Jesus, amen!
Prayer for Patience Waiting on the Desire of my Heart
Heavenly Father, give me the patience I need to wait for the desires of my heart. Help me to know that everything happens for a reason and I will get what I need in the end. Help me to be patient with myself and those around me. I know things will get better, thank you for blessing my life! In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Patience with Family
Father, please give me patience with my family. I love them, Lord, and want to be able to show them kindness when dealing with issues. So, please help me be patient when I am trying to work things out with them. Help me remember that this is a process and it may take time! Let my heart not get frustrated or angry with my family so quickly. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Patience in Difficult Times
Father, please give me patience in these difficult circumstances that I am currently facing! Grant me the patience to wait on You as I go through this season of waiting. Give me the grace needed not to get frustrated when I feel like things are not changing and a hope that wells up within my soul. I know You are faithful to see me through. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Short Prayers for Patience
Jesus, I ask you to shower me with your grace and patience today. Let me be an extension of Your love and kindness to everyone I encounter. In Jesus’ name, amen!
Lord Jesus, grant me the patience I need today. Let everything I do be done with peace, grace, and love. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Father, I am in great need of your patience. Let the words of my mouth be full of kindness and my thoughts on You. In Jesus’ name, amen!
Lord, I am in need of patience and strength. Grant me these two today and help my heart to trust You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Lord, I ask today for extra patience. Help me to have compassion for those around me and to love them despite if something frustrates me. Please help me have peace today and to be forgiving. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Holy Spirit, be with me today and let me produce Your fruit in my life. I ask that you would specifically help me with patience. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Father God, I pray for patience and understanding in all areas of my life. Let me walk in them at home, work, and my relationships. That I may give You the glory in all I do. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayers for patience are something we should all be praying for. Life gets tough and sometimes people rub us the wrong way. I know the prayers in this post will help you communicate with God and ask for his patience when things get difficult. These prayers can be used to deal with everything from frustrations at work to difficulties dealing with family members or struggling in relationships of any kind.
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Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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