Lent Season of Prayer Week II: Patience

PATIENCE

Jesus Christ supremely displays patience in his work of salvation. The patience of Jesus Christ is seen in his relationships with people and in his perseverance through trial and suffering. Until his death, Jesus was patient in teaching his disciples as well as with those who doubted him.   

Followers of Christ are called to demonstrate patience in all their relationships and circumstances. Whatever the task is that God has called us to, we need to continue doing the work even if we don't see the progress we would like to see. 


SCRIPTURE VERSES

GALATIANS 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 TIMOTHY 1:16
But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.


PRAYER

Lord Jesus, help us we pray
With patience and perseverance in our way
That we may be gracious in all things
A calm and pleasant person in our living.
 
Grant us the virtue of patience Lord,
when we discern not Your will in all;
With prayer and perseverance we can see
Your plans unfold in perfect timing.  Amen!
(Source: Christianstt.com)


SONG: WHILE I'M WAITING

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait
 
I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait
 
I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

by John Waller--from the album "The Blessing"
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