Sep 12, 2018 by Rik Bokelman

Five Amazing Prayers For Those Who Wait

Paul Tripp writes, “Waiting is not about what you get at the end of the wait; it’s about what you become as you wait.” 

If you find yourself in a season of painful waiting, here are five prayers to give to God. Selected by Scott Hubard at DesiringGod. Pray these prayers and Bible verses! 

1. Lord, strengthen me to wait patiently.
We have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may . . . walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, . . . being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy. (Colossians 1:9–11)

2. Lord, awaken me to today.
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)

3. Lord, keep me from foolish shortcuts.
“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15)

4. Lord, make me want the future you have for me.
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)

5. Lord, remind me of what I’m really waiting for.
“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him.” (Isaiah 25:9)

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