living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for patience

open bible at sunset

At the times when we feel burnt out, perhaps overwhelmed by stresses with children and family life, the strains in a marriage or even a pressing work situation, we only really have one option - to come before the Living Lord. Here we find a place of sanctuary, where our hearts meet with the one who understands and knows our every weakness. On this page are prayers you can pray for patience and understanding, for strength, and for patience and tolerance in a relationship. There is also the famous "Serenity Prayer" to meditate on and receive God's peace and wisdom.

Prayer for patience and understanding

Dear Lord, please help me.

I lay before you my tiredness and ask for new energy.
I lay before you my frustration and ask for more patience.
I lay before you my resentment and ask for peace.
I lay before you my judgement and ask for inspired understanding.
I lay before you my anger and long to be forgiving.

Please help me, dear Lord.

prayer for a calm and peaceful mind

When life seems overwhelming, we need to come near to God and receive his peace, for there is a promise in scripture - "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8, NKJV):-

"Open the door for a renewing of my mind"

Prayer for patience and strength

God of grace,

You make me softer, kinder, gentler, generous, forgiving and loving.
Yet at times I know these gifts wear thin. I feel impatience rising, I sense resentment brooding and revenge is on my lips.
So I pray today and all days for more of your Spirit. May the grace that you pour out open the door for a renewing of my mind, a restoration of my heart and a transformation of my soul.

Thank you
That in you I find new strength
Discover more patience
And walk with grace at work in my life.


Dramatic sunset over a tranquil sea

"I lay before you my tiredness and ask for new energy"

Prayer for patience in a relationship

Dear loving Father,

You are with me.
You see all that I experience, all that I think
And care for all that I feel.

You are with me.
You see my frustration, all the thoughts that run through my mind
And hold me as I cry.

Thank you, loving Father,
You are with us.
I ask for help with this relationship,
In the knowledge that you love us both.

You are with us.
You, and only you understand the dynamics of what is happening.
May your hand on our lives create reconciliation, forgiveness and peace.


The Serenity Prayer

The words to the Serenity Prayer

quotes on patience from the bible

"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope."

(Romans 5:3-4, NIV)

"Be always humble, gentle, and patient. Show your love by being tolerant with one another."

(Ephesians 4:2, GNT)

"Love is kind and patient,
never jealous, boastful,
proud, or rude.
Love isn’t selfish
or quick tempered.
It doesn’t keep a record
of wrongs that others do."

(1 Corinthians 13:4-5, CEV)