Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for the Holy Spirit, Who helps me develop and exercise patience, a fruit of the Spirit. I will remember that the end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. I resist the temptation to be quickly provoked in my spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
I desire to live wisely with a due sense of responsibility, as one who knows the meaning and purpose of life. I purpose to make the best use of my time, despite all the difficulties of these days.
I choose to count it all joy when I fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of my faith produces patience. I realize that these come to test my faith and to produce in me the quality of endurance. I purpose to let the process go on until that endurance is fully developed, and I will find that I have become a person of mature character with the right sort of independence.
Father, Your grace (Your favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for me [sufficient against any danger and enables me to bear trouble manfully]; for Your strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [my] weakness.
And if, in the process, I do not know how to meet any particular problem, I ask You, Father—Who give generously to all men without making them feel guilty—and I am quite sure that the necessary wisdom will be given me.
As I live this new life, I pray that I will be strengthened from Your glorious power, so that I will find myself able to pass through any experience and endure it with joy.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Ecclesiastes 7:8,9 NIV 2 Corinthians 12:9 AMP
Ephesians 5:15 PHILLIPS James 1:3-5 PHILLIPS
James 1:2,3 NKJV Colossians 1:11 PHILLIPS
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