7 Prayers for More Patience in My Life

Prayer for Patience While Waiting on God’s Perfect Timing:

Philippians 4:6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Lord, I want to thank you for being so patient with me. I feel I mess up so often, yet you are faithful to forgive and love me. I know there is nothing that can separate me from your love.

I come to you today seeking your help in developing more patience in my life. Sometimes I lose it. I know that patience is a virtue that is essential for living a peaceful and fulfilling life, but it is something that I struggle with.

Please give me the strength and the courage to be patient in everything, even when things are difficult or when I face challenges and setbacks. Help me to remember that everything has its own time and that your timing is perfect. James 5:7 “Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.” Give me the patience of the farmer. Help me trust in your perfect timing.

I pray that you will allow me to wait on you and trust in your plan for my life, even when I don’t understand it. Help me be patient with others and show kindness and understanding even when they are difficult to deal with.

I know I cannot do this alone, and I humbly ask for your help and guidance as I strive to become more patient. I place my hand in your hand and trust you will be a constant reminder when I start to take over situations.

In your holy name, I pray, Amen.

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Prayer for Patience When I Don’t Get What I Prayed For:

Romans 8:25 “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

Lord, please help me with my runaway thinking. Help me realize you know my prayer requests even before I ask you. Remove my doubt! I need patience when I think you aren’t listening; I need a daily reminder that when I don’t get an answer, that may be the answer. Your timing is perfect–I need to exercise my faith in that area.

I know that patience is a fruit of the Spirit, and I ask that you help me grow in this area. I ask for your grace to be able to wait on you, to trust in your timing, and to be able to respond to difficult situations with love and kindness. Help me put my trust in you and not be anxious about things out of my control. If your answer is “no” concerning one of my requests, please help me accept your answer in faith, knowing that you are doing something in my life. Romans 8:25 “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”

We pray all this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

Prayer for My Patience in the Workplace:

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Faithful Father

I have to remind myself every day that my coworkers are Your creation. I repent for losing patience when dealing when some of my coworkers. I come to you today with a prayer for patience in the workplace. I ask that you grant me the strength and the wisdom to remain calm and composed in the face of adversity, frustration, and challenging situations. Help me remember that every challenge presents an opportunity for growth and that I can overcome any obstacle through patience and perseverance.

Lord, I pray for patience with my colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Help me to listen attentively, respond thoughtfully, and interact respectfully with everyone I encounter. Give me the patience to work through conflicts and misunderstandings gracefully and kindly. Remind me daily of James 1:19: “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger…”

Lord, I also pray for patience with myself. Help me be patient with my progress and trust in your timing and plan for my life. When I feel discouraged or overwhelmed, remind me of your unconditional love and support, and give me the patience to persevere.

Lord, I ask for your guidance, wisdom, and grace in all things. Grant me the patience to face each day with strength and courage and to trust in your unfailing love.


Colossians 3:12 “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…”

Prayer for Patience With My Children:

Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

Compassionate Father

I praise you for who you are and the children you have given me. They are surely a gift to me, even though I sometimes struggle to have patience with them. I come to you today with a prayer for patience with my children. As a parent, I know that raising children can be rewarding and challenging, and I ask for your guidance and strength to help me be patient with them, even in difficult moments.

Lord, help me remember that my children are gifts from you and are unique individuals with their own personalities and needs. Grant me the patience to listen to them with an open heart, to understand their perspectives, and to respond with kindness and compassion. When I start to lose my patience with them, remind me this is how you feel about me. Your love and patience is the model I should follow.

Lord, I pray for patience when my children test my limits and push my buttons. Help me remain calm, respond with love and understanding, and discipline them with patience and kindness.

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Lord, I also pray for patience when my children struggle with their own challenges and difficulties. Help me to be a source of support and comfort for them, to listen without judgment, and to offer guidance and wisdom with patience and love.

In all things, Lord, I ask for your grace, wisdom, and love. Help me to be the best parent I can be and to have the patience to nurture and guide my children with strength and compassion.


Psalm 127:3 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”

Prayer for Patience With Myself:

Ephesians 5:29 “For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church…”


I praise you for creating me in your image. Even though I know I am a child of God, I still come down hard on myself, putting unrealistic expectations on myself. I come to you today with a prayer for patience with myself. I know that I am not perfect and sometimes make mistakes and fall short of my expectations. I ask for your guidance and strength to help me be patient and compassionate with myself, even in moments of self-doubt or frustration.

Lord, help me remember that I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) and that you love unconditionally. Grant me the patience to accept my flaws and shortcomings and to embrace my unique strengths and talents.

Lord, I pray for patience when I face challenges and setbacks. Help me to trust in your plan for my life, to have faith that everything happens for a reason, and to see the lessons and opportunities for growth in every experience.

Lord, I also pray for patience regarding my personal growth and development. Help me to be patient with myself as I learn and grow, to take one step at a time, and to celebrate my progress along the way. Remind me not to put unrealistic expectations on myself.

In all things, Lord, I ask for your grace, wisdom, and love. Help me have the patience and compassion to be kind to myself and treat myself with the same love and respect I would offer others.


Prayer for Patience With My Spouse:

Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.”

Faithful Father

You know me better than myself. I repent for the times I have had a short fuse when dealing with my spouse. I come to you today to ask for your help in my marriage. I am struggling with impatience and frustration toward my spouse. Please grant me the patience and understanding to be a loving and supportive partner.

Ephesians 4:2 “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love…”

Help me to see my spouse through your eyes and to have a deeper appreciation for his/her unique qualities and gifts. Please help me to communicate with kindness and compassion, even in difficult situations. Guard my tongue when I am having a high level of frustration. May the Holy Spirit work in my wife’s/husband’s life as we learn to communicate better.

I pray for strength to work through challenges with my spouse and to never give up on our relationship. Help me to remember that love is patient and that with your help, I can cultivate a deeper love for my spouse.

Thank you for your never-ending love and grace. I trust in your plan for my life and my marriage.


1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”

Prayer for Patience as I Go Through Difficult Times:

Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

Faithful Father

I praise you for the work you are doing in my life. I submit to be the clay on the potter’s wheel, allowing you to shape me into what you want me to be. I come to you in prayer today, asking for your help, guidance, and patience as I go through these difficult times. I know that life can be challenging, and sometimes it feels like I struggle to keep my head above water.

Please help me to have patience during these hard times. Help me to trust in your plan for my life and to have faith that you will guide me through this storm. I know you deeply love me and want the best for me. That is sustaining me through these days. I need help with keeping the faith and maintaining patience as I wait. Isaiah 40:31 “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Please give me the strength to face each day positively, even when things seem overwhelming. Help me to remember that with your help, all things are possible. When Satan attacks me, I pray my faith in your protection and provisions are my focus. Show me how trials are opportunities for growth.

I ask that you grant me the wisdom to make the right decisions and the courage to take the necessary steps to move forward. Help me to see the good in every situation and to remain grateful for the blessings that I do have.

Thank you for your unwavering love and support. I put my trust in you, knowing that you will see me through these difficult times.


Romans 8:25 “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

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