A Prayer for Patience

For Each Day

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Lord, You know I hurry too much. I want to get it done, finish it, move on. I want to say what I will say. I am always haunted by a strong desire to get away and be on my own.

But You have put me in places with people who need my time. While quiet time is necessary, so is patient listening and attention. If my desire to escape were only that I could be with You in prayer, it would be more understandable. Instead, it is often to merely withdraw from the needs of others.

Give me the right kind of patience, Lord. Patience with others, patience with myself, to build a Church of love and relation.

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