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Litany of Patience


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Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him
Ps. 37:7

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Ecclesiastes 7:8

But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Luke 8:15

We glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience: And patience, experience; and experience, hope.
Romans

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

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

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.
Romans 15:5

In all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience....
2 Corinthians 6:4

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.
Colossians 1:11

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
Thessalonians 5:14

We ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure
Thessalonians 1:4

The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
Thessalonians 3:5

Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
1 Timothy 6:11

Be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.
2 Timothy 2:24

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

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Hebrews 10:36

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
Hebrews 12:1,2

The trying of your faith worketh patience.
James 1:3

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.
James 5:7

Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
James 5:10

For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
1 Peter 2:20

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalm 30:5

THE LITANY

Lord, have pity on us.
Jesus, have pity on us.
Lord, have pity on us.

Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, help us.

Heavenly Father, Who art patient because Thou art Eternal.
Give me patience.

My Saviour and my God, Who sought me when I fled from Thee,
Spirit of Grace, Who has been with me to this day,
Holy Trinity, my Support in all my miseries,
Give me patience.

Lord, when Thou tryest me,
Lord, when I am in need,
Lord, when I suffer from cold or heat,
Give me patience.

Lord, when I suffer from illness,
Lord, when my members are racked with pain,
Lord, when I suffer, and cannot sleep,
Give me patience.

Lord, in all my afflictions,
Lord, when the enemy comes against me,
Lord, when my spirit is desolate,
Give me patience.

Lord, when I am on the point of falling,
When I cannot subdue my spirit,
When through tribulation I am weary of life,
Give me patience.

When I feel myself a burden to myself and others,
When all seems dark around me,
When in spite of my efforts I fall again and again into the same faults,
Give me patience, Lord.

When my soul is overcome by fear,
When all fervour is dried up,
When distractions assail me at time of prayer,
Give me patience, Lord.

When sin contends against grace within me,
If Thou permittest me to be contradicted and thwarted,
If Thou permittest me to be misunderstood and wrongly judged.
If Thou permittest others to be set against me,
Give me patience, Lord.

If Thou permittest me to be humiliated by my superiors,
If Thou permittest that I am rebelled against by inferiors,
If Thou permittest that I am forsaken by my friends,
Give me patience, Lord.

If Thou permittest me to suffer injustice,
If Thou permittest that I be abused by my enemies,
If Thou permittest that I be ridiculed and mocked,
Give me patience, Lord.

If Thou permittest that I receive evil for good,
If Thou permittest that evil men should lie in wait for me,
If Thou permittest me to suffer injury and insult,
Give me patience, Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world;
Spare us, Lord, and give us patience evermore. Amen.

Grant Thou this patience, O Jesus, to me,
Grant Thou Thy graces my safeguard to be,
So that in all things Thy will may be mine,
Bearing all troubles because they are Thine.
Still let me study like Thee to appear,
Still let me seek to be crucified here,
That if my anguish like Thine be increased,
I may sit also, with Thee at Thy Feast.
J.M. Neale

O God, why by the long-suffering of thine Only-Begotten Son didst tread down the pride of our ancient enemy: Grant us, we beseech Thee, so rightly to call to mind the sufferings which of his goodness he bare for our sakes; that after his example we may patiently endure all our troubles and adversities; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.