Courage to be Still: A Prayer of Contentment in the Wait

By Xochi Dixon

Prayer on the beach

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5, NIV

 

Thank You, Lord, for those seasons of waiting through which You reveal Your grace and immeasurable love for us.

 

Help us remember Your sovereign goodness, depend on Your faithfulness of character, and rejoice in Your constant presence.

 

When waiting is hard, remind us that You’re never late.

 

When waiting is wearing us out, show us if we’re trying to do things in our own strength instead of allowing You to empower and equip us.

 

When waiting is lonely, give us courage to be still as You brush burdens off our shoulders and into Your capable hand.

 

Keep our eyes on the glory of the cross when the wait seems endless.

 

Bless us with peace and contentment that reflects our hope in You, not our circumstances.

 

Thank You for loving us too much to rush Your perfect plan for our lives.

 

You alone are worthy of our praise, Abba. We trust You.

 

In Jesus’ name, Amen

What is your greatest struggle when you are in a season of waiting? How has the Lord helped you to persevere?