Pause + Pray

The Practice of Patience


It’s tough to be patient when we are waiting for God to act in our lives. A snowy egret stood patiently in the shallow water of the soundnearly motionless for almost an hour. She knew if she waited long enough she’d be rewarded with breakfast, and sure enough she was.


Dear Lord, help me have that same faith and persistence
when I wait for you to act in my life.

Help me remember that you are at work
even when it seems like nothing is happening.

Help me know that you hear my prayers and will answer them
in your way and in your time.
Grant me the confidence to wait with certainty.



Practice patience today by waiting five extra minutes before you eat lunch, or letting someone go ahead of you in the checkout line. Use the time to reflect on your own experience of waiting.

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