Prayer for patience and understanding

by Blanca (Austin,Texas)

Dear Lord,

I am going through a very complicated relationship and I want to have the energy and strength to get out or understand how to handle it. I want what is best for us. I know we make each other happy at times but at other times it’s really hard on us both. I want to have a successful work work and pray that you soften his heart and pride to be open and honest with me.

I should not have said some mean things to him and truly sorry from the bottom of my heart but this relationship has consumed me for over a year and I am exhausted. I love him and always will. Please give us both patience and understanding where we don’t end up hurting one another.

Return to The Serenity Prayer

Blessed Readers, welcome and thank you for taking the time to pause and read today’s blog post.

In this post I would like to share with you a simple Affirmation and Daily Prayer you can use to ease yourself gently into 2013 and support your desire for good health, inner peace and spiritual enlightenment.

Daily Prayer for 2013

As you know, 2012 has ended and we are now in a new era, 2013. A time for us to celebrate, acknowledge our greatness and step fearlessly into the unknown, trusting our divine intelligence to guide and keep us safe.

To support you through this process, I wish you, your friends and family a peaceful, harmonious and joyful 2013 and beyond. May your days be filled with the light of divine love as you embrace your fears, release and let go.

Prayer play a major part in your spiritual growth and unfolding. I know many of you say “you do not know how to pray” or question ” who am I praying to, especially if you do not follow a particular spiritual or religious path”. If this sounds like you, I encourage you, to let go of that belief and allow yourself to open up to the magic of your soul and whisper a few words of thanks for your life, your health and the beauty around you. That is prayer. That is acknowledging you are part of something, bigger yet intrinsically a part of you.

In yoga we are taught to see the sacredness of all life forms reflected through our eyes.

I recall, during my Yoga Teacher Training, marvelling at the sight of so many souls, from all corners of the globe, sit in silence and focus on our breath. That was powerful. If you have ever meditated in a group setting, then you will know the power of sitting, in silence, with others.

If you are new to prayer or if praying and meditating already form a key part of your daily life, the following Affirmation and Daily Prayer can be said anytime during your day to remind you to breathe, be still and reconnect with the sacredness of life.

Affirmation To Affirm Your Greatness

Take a long steady breath in through your nose, slowly breathe out, lower your shoulders and take another soft breath in and slowly release. Now you are ready to enjoy your bliss:

“… I Am fearless
I Am magnificent
I Am a divine gift to humanity.
I Am it. A spark of creation, a reflection of your truth and magnificence
A reminder that we are in this together. Forever. As One.
Breathing the same breath and swimming in the rivers of our lives…”

How do you feel when you read and absorb those words?

And now, if you would like to go further and deepen your daily spiritual practice, here is a Daily Prayer for Patience and Understanding, which I also wrote, to share with you.

Daily Prayer For Patience and Understanding

Divine Mother and Blessed Creator, grant us your presence. Grant me the time, space and energy to commit to my daily practice. To sit, in silence, day in and day out to honour you and the sacredness of life.

Grant me the wisdom, fortitude and inner strength to resit the temptations of the mind, to take the high road, when all I want to do is run and hide; kick, scream and shout.

Grant me patience, so that I see life through the eyes of divinity and speak kind, courteous words; help me to listen, truly listen to what you have ordained for me and in so doing I pray I will listen with the same respect and dignity to my fellow men.

Grant me insight, foresight, divine intuition to know when to breathe and give others space to breathe; to eat healthy wholesome foods; foods which help to nurture, sustain and build my core. Free me from the addictive cravings to substances which cloud my judgement and leave me tired, jaded, out of balance and alignment.

Strengthen my desire to step out, share my radiance, grandeur and might; to be a Warrior Queen, to stand tall in the midst of my daily life, when bills, failed payments and foreclosure knock on my front door.

Help me to serve, to learn and apply the teachings of old and use the tools of our time to serve, master and leverage my skills as I live life in the flow and to trust I’ll arrive safely on the other side.

Feed my spirit with truth, help me to see beyond the physical whether I sit in prayer, meditation and daily life. Help me to avoid judging, to see through your eyes and give you space to breathe and be.

And, as I Open to Spirit, may I always remain true to the calling of my soul and be the best I came to be.

In praise and thanks


And, if you enjoy reading prayers and spiritual poems, take a look at my ebook – Returning Home to the Healing Waters of my Soul – a collection of Grief and Loss poems reflecting my journey from grief to grace at the sudden loss of my brother and dear cousin. You can instantly download your copy here on my website or over on my Amazon Kindle Book Store.

Final Words

What spiritual message or inspirational words do you wish to share with others? What magic is nestling and unfolding in your heart? I’d love to hear your gems. Feel free to write your thoughts in the comment box below. And, if you feel your friends and relations would find relief, comfort or strength from today’s blog, share this post and send them your love.

As usual, I wish you well and thank you for your love, care and support.
In peace


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prayer for patience and understanding

Heavenly Father – Today I pray to You for patience and understanding in disciplining my child. When my child says or does something which displeases me, I first react with anger and harsh words. I know this is wrong. Please forgive me. Please help me to first ask questions, to understand and not jump to conclusions or harsh treatment of my child. Help me act as a loving parent to discipline my child with calm wisdom.   With Your guidance may I do so.  I too am not perfect. One day I know that I will do or say something which upsets or hurts my child. In that case may my child treat me with the same degree of dignity, patience and understanding as I have shown my child.    Amen.

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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 120 lawyer full service firm in Houston, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law  and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker.  For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to

Omnipotent, Omnipresent Loving Lord, I humbly lay my life before You, for You alone deserve all the praise, honor and glory. Open my eyes, Lord. Allow me to see all the wonderful things You have done for me. Open my heart to accept You and Your Word daily. Open my mind and allow me to understand Your teachings.

Romans 12:12 – Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

Open my eyes, Lord. Allow me to see all the wonderful things You have done for me. Click To Tweet

Grant me patience Lord, as I await Your answers to my call. Teach me to be still in the midst of the storms for Your timing is always perfect, never too early and never too late. Knowing that You hold the future, it is definitely worth the wait!

James 1:3  knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

Hebrews 6:12 – That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Teach me to be still in the midst of the storms for Your timing is always perfect. Click To Tweet

Guide me accordingly, help me to make the right decisions that will only lead me to You. Search me, Oh Lord, for You alone know my heart. I desire Your Holy presence as I await You patiently, Oh Lord. Bless me with all that I deserve, in Jesus’ precious name I pray, Amen!

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Luke 8:15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

James 5:8 – Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

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