Prayer for Patience and Gentleness

Ever hear of the expression: “Be careful what you pray for, you just may get it:? I think it is like that with patience. You know, you pray for patience and the Lord gives you opportunities to practice it! LOL!

As I write this (Tuesday evening), I am just exhausted and spent. Andrew and I have been butting heads the last few days and he seems to have a real knack for pushing all the right buttons to get me going. :/ I know in my head that the best way to handle those situations is to stay calm and disengage temporarily. Alas, I instead feed into his behavior and lose my patience more often than I should. Please tell me I am not the only one!

Prayer for Patience & Gentleness

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Since I probably am not alone in this struggle, I am reposting this prayer that I had linked to Fearless Friday a few years ago. Clearly, patience is something that I need to work on for the long haul.

Prayer for Patience and Gentleness

Bestow on me, O Lord, a genial spirit and unwearied forbearance;
a mild, loving, patient, heart;
kindly looks, pleasant cordial speech, and manners
in the exchange of daily life;
that I may give offense to none,
but as much as in lies live in charity with all men.

—-By Johann Arndt (1555-1621)

Let us pray for each other that we will grow in patience, gentleness, and humility. Are you with me?


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  1. amen amen amen…thank you dear sister for sharing this prayer…((hugs))
    Angela…recently posted…FEARLESS FRIDAYMy Profile

  2. Carol, patience is certainly a virtue! You are correct, God gives us plenty of opportunities to practice it. It is a constant battle for me. Thank you for this prayer, I will remember you in mine!
    Lily…recently posted…Life Begins at 40! Dont You Think SoMy Profile

  3. Praying with you, and for you.
    Denise…recently posted…Fearless FridayMy Profile


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