The Litany of Patience (Or: The Choleric's Prayer)

The Litany of Patience (Or: The Choleric's Prayer)

(Based on the Litany of Humility...and my own personal struggles with patience.)

From the desire to control my life,

R: Deliver me, O Jesus.

From rash judgment and haste…

From impulsive decision making…

From the desire to act when I need to be still…

From the desire to speak when I need to stay silent…

From the delusion that my own ideas and plans are what would be best…

From impatience with the sins and idiosyncrasies of others…

From impatience with my own sins and slow growth in virtue…

From impatience with Your plan for my life…

From the desire to live on my own timeline…

From the fear of running out of time…

From the fear of aging and death…

From the temptation to act out of sorrow, discouragement, anxiety, or fear…

Lord, teach me to trust your love so entirely: 

That I may wait upon your Word before making important decisions. 

That I may not get ahead of or behind your Spirit. 

That I may maintain an eternal perspective in all that I do. 

That I may accept and surrender to your will for me daily. 

That I may truly believe that ALL things work for the good of those who love you. 

That I may radiate to others Your peace and joy which surpass all understanding.

Amen.

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