Lent Prayers for Patience Strength and Endurance
A Prayer for Patience
On the Cross or Terminal Charm:
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.
On the Invitatory Bead:
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you,
A heart to seek you,
Wisdom to find you,
Conduct pleasing to you,
Faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
And a hope of finally embracing you.
--Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas
Kimberly Winston is the author of “Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using Prayer Beads”, is a freelance religion reporter and the winner of the 2005 American Academy of Religion award for best religion reporting for articles she wrote for Beliefnet.com.