Patience is not simply a trait that one either does or does not possess; patience is a virtue that one chooses to develop. In light of this choice, may this prayer assist you in your inner growth.
your patience with me
is so tender and merciful;
yet I struggle
to extend that patience
to my loved ones, coworkers, neighbors,
and even to myself.
As I pray to grow more patient,
I know that it is also a choice
to be repeatedly made.
I need your grace
to choose to live a slow and steady
life of love.
Light a candle and leave it in a place where you will see it often today. Let the lit candle remind you of your intention to choose patience each time you pass.