The Greatest Prayer is Patience …

Prayer for Patience …

Lord, teach me to be patient – with life, with people,and with myself. I sometimes try to hurry things along too much, and I push for answers before the time is right. Teach me to trust Your sense of timing rather than my ownand to surrender my will to Your greater and wiser plan. Help me let life unfold slowly, like the small rosebud whose petals unravel bit by bit, and remind me that in hurrying the bloom along, I destroy the bud and much of the beauty therein.

Instead, let me wait for all to unfold in its own time. Each moment and state of growth contains a loveliness. Teach me to slow down enough to appreciate life and all it holds. Amen.

Prayer Source: Unknown
Originally Posted on: A Catholic Life

Quotes on Patience:

The greatest prayer is patience – Buddha
(see also Healing Anger: The Power Of Patience From A Buddhist Perspective)

Patience lives in the gap between our experience of an event and our response to that experience. If we spend time with our experience — the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that arise–we can gain insight. Wisdom arises as we see things with greater clarity. Forgiveness has space to develop; fires have a chance to cool.
– Allan Lokos from Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials.
Hold on; hold fast; hold out.  Patience is genius.
– Comte de Buffon

Patience is the companion of wisdom. — St. Augustine

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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