1 Corinthians 13:4
"Love is patient,....." NIV
"Charity suffereth long,......"KJV
Most of us have hear the advice from others saying, "Don't pray for patience because you will be tested beyond belief." However, patience is something that makes love possible. Without patience we cannot truly love unconditionally. When we love someone, we will exercise patience with them instead of pushing or criticizing them to hurry in our own time frame. Our Lord has such patience with us that He waits for us to come to Him for salvation, for our needs, and for all that we desire. We are to be like Him.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for our impatience toward others. We try to set our own time schedules and we become irritable if others do not follow it. Give us grace and patience like our Lord has so that we will bring glory to Him and show love to those who need us to be patient. In Jesus' precious name we pray, Amen.