To Develop Patience
Father, I come before You in the name of Jesus. I desire to meditate, consider, and inquire in Your presence. Waiting patiently for a marriage partner has become a challenge—a trial, sometimes leading to temptation. I am asking for Your help in developing patience, quietly entrusting my future to Your will. It is to You that I submit my desire to be married.
By Your grace I surrender my life—all my desires, all that I am, and all that I am not—to the control of the Holy Spirit Who produces this kind of fruit in me: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; and here there is no conflict. I belong to Jesus Christ, and I seek to live by the Holy Spirit’s power and to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in every part of my life. [In exercising] self-control I [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness I [develop] godliness (piety).
By faith, I consider it wholly joyful whenever I am enveloped in, or encounter, trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. It is then that I am reminded to rest assured and understand that the trial and proving of my faith brings out endurance and steadfastness and patience. I purpose to let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that I may be perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.
Father, fill me with the knowledge of Your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then I will live a life worthy of You and will please You in every way: bearing fruit in every good work. I ask You to help me grow in the knowledge of You, so that I might be strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might. Then I know that I will have great endurance and patience, and I will joyfully give thanks to You. I thank You for qualifying me to share in the inheritance of the saints in the Kingdom of light.
Father, I strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles me, and I run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before me. I look away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of my faith [giving the first incentive for my belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection].
With patience I am able to persevere through the difficult times—times of anxiety and worry—and overcome the fear that I may never be married. I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Psalm 27:4,8 amp James 1:2-4 amp
Psalm 3:4 amp Colossians 1:9-12 niv
Psalm 37:4,5 Hebrews 12:1,2 amp
Galatians 5:22-25 tlb Revelation 12:11
2 Peter 1:6 amp
© 2014 Word Ministries, Inc.