7 Powerful Prayers For Patience


Latest innovations, dynamic workplaces and ever changing social trends keep our minds occupied at all times. Our attention span seems shorter. While it is good to be efficient and manage our time, patience is a virtue that must not be forgotten.

It’s hard to be patient, to find inner peace, whether it’s with ourselves, people, or even with God. It’s hard to wait on His promises especially when we don’t see them coming together just yet. Regardless, God wants us to approach life with patience.

We’ve put together a few prayers to serve as a guide for you when you’re praying for patience.

A Short Prayer For Patience

Jesus Christ, you said “learn from me that I am patient and humble of heart”Grant me enough patience to endure long waits, adapt to unforeseen events, and tolerate what annoys me to live with my limits. Christ, grant me the necessary patience to dialogue with those who are insensitive, to persevere in the face of frustrations, to face adversity, and to believe in what is possible. Christ, grant me the necessary patience to appreciate the simple things, to take on the challenges of each day, to have a helpful heart, and to trust in your providence. Amen.

Prayer For A Habit of Impatience

Lord, I know that one of my worst enemies is impatience. Impatience quickly leads to discouragement. Lord, teach me once again to understand that instant answers are not always heaven’s way of getting things done. Help me learn to be patient, and not impetuous in the face of adversity, to calm down and think clearly. I want to be one of those who, in the midst of anxiety, decides to wait patiently at his altar, knowing that you have a wonderful plan for each of us, Amen.

Daily Prayer For Patience

Lord, in the silence of this new day that is born, I come to ask you for peace, wisdom, and strength. Today I want to look at the world with eyes full of love, be patient, understanding, humble, gentle, and good. See behind the appearances of your children as you see yourself. to appreciate the kindness of each one. Close my ears to all murmuring, keep my tongue from all slander, that only the thoughts that bless remain in me. I want to be so well-intentioned and fair that everyone who comes close to me feels Your presence. Revive me of your goodness, Lord, and make me reflect You during this day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

A Prayer For A Patient Attitude Towards Life

Beloved God, teach me to be patient in the face of adversity, rescue me, so that far from being affected by any cause, I can obtain an edifying vision that allows me to be victorious, in every way. I need to learn to wait on you to avoid living in a hurry, nervousness, or anguish, always doing good, to achieve calm, tranquility, and moderation, which are required to maintain a better life. I want to be patient with myself, learn to accept my limitations, and respect others, in their ways. Have a patient attitude to life, knowing that everything will happen in due time, as you have already foreseen. Help me to be patient with my neighbor, and patience sprout in me from today until forever. Amen.

Prayer For Patience with My Spouse

Lord, I don’t feel humble, gentle, or patient today when it comes to my spouse. It’s not just the big things— although they never seem to go away— it’s also the little things that pile up and chisel at my smile. Sometimes it’s hard to remember the days when the relationship was easy and fun. Walk between us today. Speak peace into our hearts. Give us an infinite amount of patience when it comes to understanding each other. Draw us back to the days when being together didn’t feel so hard. Thank you that there are three people in this relationship, not two. Thank you for cheering on my marriage, not from the sidelines, but from the middle of the field. Amen.

A Prayer for Patience With Others

Lord, some of Your people are hard to love. They can be moody, mean, difficult, and impossible to understand. They blame me for things I didn’t do and have expectations I can’t meet. Sometimes I wish You hadn’t put them in my life. I need You to show me how much You love them. Reveal what You see under the surface, where they’re hurting, and tell me how to make a difference. Thank you for giving me your patience to be kind and compassionate when I don’t have my own and for loving me when I’m the one who’s difficult in someone else’s life.

A Prayer For Patience In Trying Times

Father, I cry out in anguish before you. I know that what I am feeling today is nothing in comparison to how you felt as your Son died on the cross. Jesus, forgive me for my impatience and lack of understanding in this situation. Please help me to be mindful of the immense patience you portrayed for me in your suffering. Help me to be patient with others in their suffering, and patient as I wait for you to move in the midst of my own suffering. The pain experienced through this trial feels as if it’s too much to bear. Help me to remember that your burden is easy, and your yoke is light. Help me to believe that your timing is perfect and that all things come together for my good and your glory. Help me to rejoice amidst suffering and find my gladness in you. I know that suffering produces perseverance and sanctifies my soul. Help me to focus on you and what you want me to learn. I want to be faithful, despite my circumstances, to seek you and treasure you in all that I do and say. Amen.

Final Thoughts

Even as we pray these prayers for patience, we must back them up with God’s Word. When we meditate on what God says about being persevering, we begin to see why and how our impatience harms us. This aids us to wait better in situations.

Above all, patience is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. (Gal 5: 22). Without His help, we cannot cultivate this fruit. It will take intentional and deliberate fellowship with Him to let endurance have its perfect work as James 1:4 says. Even cultivating patience requires patience. It’s the little victories each day that eventually builds us up to who we hope to become.