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Prayers for Patience: 25 Powerful Passionate

Prayers for Patience: 25 Powerful Passionate

You know, many of us struggle with impatience in life. However, the good news is that we can cultivate it when we pray for it.

If you have ever asked yourself, “How do I pray to God for patience?” Or what is a good Bible verse for patience?

Then you are in the right place. I specifically provided 25 prayers for patience and several Bible verses for patience with you in mind.

The prayers are written for different aspects of life; each has a Scripture to go with it to make your prayers even more effective.

My favorite is 2 Chronicles 15:7, which says – But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

Below are 25 powerful prayers for patience.


  1. Prayer for Patience and Love.

1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV) – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast; it is not proud.

Gracious God, thank you for the privilege to call upon you. I pray for the grace to be patient in love.

Help me emulate you, learn from you, and love as you do. Though some people are difficult to love, help me stay patient with them till they come around.

Lord, I ask that you fill my heart with the God kind of love. Help me not give up loving them; instead, teach me to love them better.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience with Others.

Galatians 6:9 (NIV) – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Almighty God, I have a long history of people repaying me evil for the good I did them.

There are times when I feel like giving up is good. But I ask that you give me the patience and grace to remain true to myself.

Please help me not change who I am because people will not reciprocate my kind gestures.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Strength and Patience.

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) – But those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.

Lord Jesus, I come to you this day because it is in you; I find strength when I am weak.

I pray that you will renew my strength as I wait at your feet. May I draw strength and hope from the pages of the scripture.

Give strength to my weak hands and strengthen my feeble knees.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience and Perseverance.

Hebrews 12: 11 (NIV) – No discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Great Father, give me the grace to chase my dreams with all I have.

The journey has not been easy for me, but I ask that you help me stay committed. I receive the strength and grace to remain consistent.

Above all, help me stay focused and disciplined so that I will reap the fruit of my labor in no time.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for More Patience.

2 Chronicles 15:7 (NIV) – But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

Everlasting Father, it is more difficult to carry on with the right attitude during difficult times.

So, I ask that you give me the grace to be more patient in my trying times. When I feel frustrated and tempted to give up, help me persevere even more.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience, Understanding, and Strength.

Colossians 1:9 (NIV) – For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Holy Father, I ask that you endow me with supernatural strength to withstand challenges.

I ask for patience so I can have the right attitude towards challenges. Please help me understand that everything is working for my good even when it doesn’t look like it is.

Lastly, Lord, I ask that you cause me to be intentional about my response to challenges.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience in all Circumstances.

Lamentation 3:25- 26 (NIV) – The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait patiently for the salvation of the Lord.

Merciful Lord, you commanded us to be thankful in all things.

So I ask you to give me a grateful spirit in all circumstances, whether good or bad. Teach me to praise you at all times and to seek out the good in every situation.

I also pray that situations that break men build me up. My patience, peace, and thanksgiving color my outlook on life.

I pray that I will respond to circumstances from the standpoint of these three at all times. Help me wear patience as a breastplate at all times and in every circumstance.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience with Family.

Romans 15:5 (NIV) – May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus.

Faithful God, I couldn’t have asked for a better family because you gave me the best of the best.

However, this doesn’t negate the fact that they are the most annoying set of human beings. So, I ask that you give me the patience to love them despite their annoying attitudes.

I pray that you will unite us together in your love daily. Give me the grace to live an exemplary life of patience and love just like Christ.

May my words, actions, and conduct be compelled by love always. Please help me to be kind to them even when they are not.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience and Calmness.

Matthew 6:25 (NIV) – Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body what you will wear.

Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

Awesome God, I am constantly worried about my needs and my future. Unfortunately, worrying has never solved any problem; instead, it drains me of strength. So, I ask that you calm my constant anxiousness about tomorrow.

Lord, help me to enjoy each day as they come. Teach me to trust you with my daily needs. Help me know that you are capable of taking care of me. Help me to embrace the moment and to be present in it.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience in Relationship.

Psalm 40:1 (NIV) – I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Heavenly Father, I have waited patiently for this day. A day I will have a man that loves me as much as I love him. I commit my relationship to your hands; I ask that it will flourish and blossom.

Help us take this relationship one step at a time. I pray that we will not be in so much hurry to move to the next level and miss the moment. Help me not to turn blind eyes and deaf ears to red flags where there is one.

In Jesus’ name, Amen,

  1. Prayer for Patience and Endurance.

Psalm 27:14 (NIV) – Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Eternal Father, one of the fruit of the spirit, is long-suffering and patience.

I ask that the Holy Spirit will produce this fruit in me. As I interact with others in my daily activities, I ask that you help me practice patience and endurance.

Give me the grace to go through difficult times and overcome them. Please help me to endure afflictions of all kinds, especially afflictions that are a result of my faith.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience and Healing.

Psalm 73:26 (NIV) – My strength and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Great Physician, you promised that you would heal me and restore my health. Your word says that you wish I prosper and be in health even as my soul prospers. So though my body may fail me on my sickbed, help me hold on to your word.

Stretch out your hands and heal me that there may be a performance of what you have spoken. Strengthen my heart and help me not to waver in faith. Give me the patience to wait as the Holy Spirit quickens my body.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience While Waiting.

Psalm 130:5 (NIV) – I wait on the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word, I put my trust.

Gracious Father, the concept of waiting is foreign to me. When I want something, I want to get it immediately.

I don’t know how to wait around and let things come to me. But I learned in my walk with you that there are times I need to wait just like now.

Dear God, though patience is not one of my strengths, please help me learn it. Please give me the grace in my waiting period to wait on you.

Please help me get rid of every other option I have outside of you. Strengthen me when I feel weary of waiting and help me stay still physically and spiritually.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience in Marriage.

Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV) – Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.

Abba Father, they say the first year of marriage is the most trying time in marriage.

I am barely a few months into my marriage, and I am already thinking of packing up. Nothing prepared me for what I have seen in this marriage in the past months.

Lord, I know that it is your will that I enjoy my marriage. Therefore, I ask that you give me the wisdom to work on it so I can enjoy it.

Please give me the grace to build my home and not tear it down. When I am tempted to leave, help me understand that the grass is not greener on the other side.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience in Parenting.

Psalm 127:5-6 (NIV) – Blessed is the man whose quivers are full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies at the gate.

Lord Jesus, thank you for the precious gifts you have given me in my lovely children. Being a parent is the most patient trying job there is on the planet. I have never had my patient tried like these children have done these past years.

I love them with all my heart; you know I do. But there are days when I don’t want to be their parents. There are days they press my button so hard that I am tempted to do things I will regret.

I am trying to remain patient with them, but my patience is wearing out. So, I come to you asking that you will help me else I may be tempted to commit murder. Teach me patience, Holy Spirit.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience at Work.

Romans 8:25 (NIV) – But if we hope for what we do not have, we wait for it patiently.

Loving Father, I am grateful that I have a job that puts food on my table. I know that it is not the job I should be doing with my qualifications. But I understand that this is what is available right now.

While I wait for you to bless me with another job, help me be diligent. Your word says that he that is faithful in little will be faithful in much. So, I pray that you give me the patience to do my work faithfully.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience in Troubling Times.

James 5:7-8 (NIV) – Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming.

See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rain. You, too, be patient and stand firm because the Lord’s coming is near.

Way Maker, when the storm of life arises, it feels like we are abandoned. But my confidence is in the fact that you have promised never to leave or forsake me. Even though times may be hard right now, I ask that you help me keep hope alive.

Dear Lord, I ask that you help me see beyond my current challenges and look to you. I ask that you teach me to worship you right now, even when it doesn’t make sense. Help me hold on to the truth that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience in Sickness.

Romans 8:37 (NIV) – No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Great Healer, I have been on this sick bed for some time now. I have prayed that this affliction is taken away from me, but I am yet to receive healing.

This makes me question your faithfulness sometimes because I can’t understand why you won’t heal me.

Lord, please forgive me for the moments when I question your sovereignty.

Please help me keep waiting on you until there is a change in my health. Help me keep praying, trusting, and confessing my healing until it becomes a reality.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience and Peace.

Psalm 46:10 (NIV) – Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Prince of Peace, when I feel overwhelmed and burdened, help me to always come to you. I am in the habit of always trying to solve my problems by myself. I think I sometimes see myself as a superman, but this is not healthy for me.

So, Lord, teach me to trust you with my problems. Help me not to always be in a hurry to be a savior to myself. I pray that I will learn to bring my problems to your feet and accept the peace that only you can give.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience in God’s Timing.

Hebrews 612 (NIV) We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who, through Faith and Patience, inherit what has been promised.

All-knowing God, your word says that your ways are higher than mine. Your thoughts are also higher than mine because you see the future, and I don’t.

So, when I get anxious about my future and progress in life, please remind me of these.

When I feel that you are too slow in fulfilling your promises, please calm my doubts.

Teach me the importance of waiting for your timings; help me realize that you are never late. Please help me trust that you will make all things beautiful at the right time.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers for Patience with Children.

Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) – Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.

Lover of Children, the responsibility to care for children can sometimes be challenging. There are times when I feel like spanking them out of anger for being so messy.

Lord, please help me calm down in those times and teach me to correct them in patience and love.

Give me the wisdom and the grace to raise them in wisdom and knowledge of God.

Help me patiently nurture them into responsible and godly human beings. Please renew my strength and encourage me when I feel exhausted and frustrated.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience and Faith.

Hebrews 4:2 (NIV) – For we also have heard the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them because those who heard did not combine it with faith.

Author of my Faith, you know how much I struggle with unbelief because of impatience.

I doubt your words most times because I am not patient enough to wait until I receive answers. Please forgive my unbelief and build faith in me.

I ask that you will teach me to persevere in faith. Above all, help me to mix your word with faith that the word may be profitable to me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience and Guidance.

Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV) – Show me your way, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Abba Father, I feel lost many times in my journey in life. I am sometimes like a child that needs to be constantly guided and directed to do the right thing. Therefore, Lord, I put my hands in your hands and ask that you lead me.

I acknowledge that I can’t go through life alone. I need your wisdom and counsel to guide me through life’s hurdles. So, I ask that you help me seek you at every turn in my life.

Beyond seeking you, please help me wait patiently for your instructions; and give me the grace to follow them.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience and Forgiveness.

1 Peter 4:8-11 (NIV) – Above all, love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.

Compassionate God, you said in your word that we should forgive others so we can be forgiven.

I want desperately to forgive _____, but I am finding it difficult because he hurt me so badly. I want to look beyond his offense and see him with your eyes, but I am blinded by anger.

Lord, please come and help me. Take over my heart and remove this anger and resentment towards him.

Fill my heart with so much love for him that by your help, I will look over his betrayal. Give me the patience and grace to deal kindly with him going forward.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Patience for Caregivers.

Hebrews 6:10 (NIV) – God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Great Rewarder, thank you for the heart of those who care for the elderly and the needy.

Through them, you give hope to those who have no reason to stay hopeful. They are the channel through which you express your love to the needy and the elderly.

I recognize that their work is exhausting and draining emotionally. Therefore, I ask that you fill their love tanks and cause them to overflow.

I ask that you give them the patience to do their jobs effectively. Help them know that you see their works and that they will be rewarded in due time.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Scripture says that when we ask for something in prayers, we will receive them if we don’t.

I hope that the Lord will build patience and faith in you as you pray these

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