Prayer for patience in a relationship

prayer for patience in a relationship

A Prayer for Patience & Peace
By Dick Woodward

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” – Romans 12:12

Throughout the history of the church, patience has always been considered a great virtue by spiritual heavyweights like Augustine, Thomas a Kempis and Francis of Assisi. Why is patience such an important virtue? For starters, patience is one of the nine fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

prayer for patience in a relationship

In our relationship with God, we might call patience “faith-waiting.” In the Bible we are exhorted to “wait on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14). It takes more faith to wait than most of the real life situations that challenge our walk with God. There are few spiritual disciplines that will focus our faith like those times when all we can do is wait on the Lord. When we are praying for something and receiving no answer, God may be teaching us that there are times when faith waits.

We all eventually find ourselves facing circumstances which are beyond our control. Imagine Paul chained in that awful prison in Rome. Would he find and maintain the peace of God if his formula for peace was to rattle his chains and ‘force it?’ Patience is the supernatural fruit of the Holy Spirit that gives us the grace to accept the things we cannot control.

God, teach us what it means to have faith in silence. When we face trials that are beyond our understanding, help us to find peace. Help me be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. You set all things in accordance to your time. Remind us to wait patiently, and find peace in your plan.

*Editor’s Note: The following is an abridged version Patience & Peace by Dick Woodward. To read the full devotional, follow this link!

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.

Grant me patience Lord, as I await Your answers to my call. Teach me to be still in the midst of the storms.

Lord,  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.

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!

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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When God Says “Wait”: Navigating life’s detours and delays without losing your faith, your friends, or your mind

prayer for patience in a relationship

May these relationship prayers help you to build a full, healthy, and warm relationship with your significant other, or help you find romance.

We also provide links for prayers to help you with other relationships.

Prayer to Heal a Relationship

“Almighty God, hear this prayer.”

Dear Lord, I offer you this prayer, to help me with my current relationship situation. Please take away all the pain and hurt in my heart. Fill it with love, joy, patience, and understanding.

Bless me and my partner, so that we may never surrender to whatever challenges that come our way. Fill our hearts with love for each other, and may you make each one of us realize each other’s worth. Please touch the heart of my partner,fill it with much love for me.

Make our complicated relationship become uncomplicated. I seek for your mercy and blessing that you may allow us to spend the rest of our lives with each other. Please make this feeling mutual for both of us. Lead us not into temptations. Guide us wherever we go. Always put us in each other’s heart and mind. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer.

I love you. Amen.

Rekindling a Relationship

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Miscommunication in a Marriage

Dear Lord, you know what path I am on right now and that I am in agony. I am having a disharmony in my married life. You have instituted marriage since You found that it is not good for man to be alone.

I deeply believe that You have given me this person to love and to hold for the rest of my days. The Bible has taught me that a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Come and be with us, Lord, for only You can make two broken hearts understand each other. You are the King of Peace and I know You are able to change any sad situation in my life.

Father, I know it is Your will that we should lead a loving and peaceful life with one another. Hear me, dear god, to fill us both with more love and to understand each other better to bring unity to our relationship. Help me become more understand to my partner’s needs and feelings.

Grant me wisdom that I may know how to deal with this unlikely situation so I can build a house in Your glory. In Jesus’ name I pray, O Lord. Amen.

Read: Prayers for Forgiveness

Prayer for Family Unity

Dear God, thank you for the gift of family that you have given me. You know my heart hurts because of the disharmony in my family. I have lost my peace and my health because of the messy situation in our home.

I have no one to turn to but You, Lord. You alone can understand the hearts of Your followers as You have created each and every one of us. Only You can bring together the hearts of Your men together. Help me forgive other family members, O Lord. Let my family not defile Your name by this disunity. Help us forgive one another of the mistakes we have done to each other and bring us back together in Your name, Father God.

Fill each one of us with your love and understand so we can fully exalt Your name in glory. I know that you will bring back the peace and unity that was once present in our home. I ask this in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayers for Finding Love

Finding someone to love can be difficult. This prayer will help guide you on the path to true love.

Prayer to Find a Companion

“Almighty God, hear this prayer.”

Almighty God, hear this relationship prayer.
As You are first in my heavenly heart and mind and spirit,
so do I desire a companion for my earthly heart and mind and being.
Guide me to the partner You know is perfect for me.
Help me walk in faith until that time of our first meeting.

Show me how I can become a partner worthy of love.
Then guide me through every stage of our relationship, so that,
as we move ever closer to You, we grow closer to each other in Love, in Joy, and in Faith.

Thank You God, for hearing my prayer.


Prayer to Find a Life Partner

Heavenly Father, You created this world and all its inhabitants. You found that man is not good to be alone. I pray this to You, O Lord, that I am in need of a partner for my life.

You have showed us in the Bible that finding the right partner made numerous couples live a happy life. Bless me, Father, that I may build a family like theirs. I believe, Lord, that You do not deny Your children their joy and happiness.

I pray that the loneliness in my heart will be gone soon. I pray this to You, O Lord. Amen.

Scripture About Relationships and Love

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”

See what the Bible has to say about it, check out these Bible Verses about Relationships, and Bible Verses about Love.

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There are so many areas in life for which we need patience.

We need it in our relationships. In our circumstances. In our workplaces. In our service.

We need it when we look around the world and see chaos abounding.

We need it as we wait for our Savior’s return.

Yes, patience serves us well in many ways. For this reason, it’s well worth developing, and certainly worth praying for.

Reading these Scriptures has blessed me, and praying them has multiplied the blessing. I hope they serve the same purpose for you, as you join me in praying the Scriptures for patience.

prayer for patience in a relationship

Prayers for Patience

Spend some time being still before the Lord, waiting patiently to hear from Him. Pray that He would keep you from fretting over evil people who seem to prosper, over the ones who carry out evil devices. Ask that the Lord would help you to refrain from anger, and forsake wrath, choosing not to worry since it accomplishes nothing of benefit. Claim God’s promise that evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land (Psalm 37:7-9).

Acknowledge to God that the end of something is better than its beginning, and is worth being patient for. Agree with Him that being patient in spirit is better than being proud in spirit. Ask that His grace would prevent you from being quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools (Ecclesiastes 7:8-9).

Pray that God would help you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:1-3). Ask Him to increase your patience with the people in your life.

Thank God that He is not being negligent to fulfill the promise of His return, but is delaying because of His patience toward mankind, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). Ask Him to give you this same patience as you wait for His coming, and compassion for those who don’t yet know Him as their Savior.

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Ask that the Lord would grant you steadfastness and faith during times of persecutions and affliction. Praise Him for this evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering (2 Thessalonians 1:4-5).

Pray that God would help you not to grow weary of doing good, but to serve patiently, understanding that in due season you will reap, if you do not give up (Galatians 6:9).

Praise Christ Jesus for coming into the world to save sinners. Thank Him for the mercy you have received, that in you Jesus Christ might display His perfect patience as an example to others who will believe in Him for eternal life (I Timothy 1:15-16). Pray that He would help you follow His example of patience, especially considering how much patience you have received from Him.

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Dear Heavenly Father, how I praise You for being gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love! I confess that too often, I grow impatient when things don’t go according to my plan, or when people don’t behave the way I think they should. I know this controlling tendency is a sinful desire to usurp the authority that only ever belongs to You. Please forgive me, and help me to be patient with others, as You have been patient with me. Please also grant me Your grace that enables me to wait patiently for Your return, and to labor steadfastly in the meantime. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.

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