Lent Prayers for Patience Strength and Endurance
A Prayer for Thy Will
On the First Cruciform Bead:
In your great mercy, O God, answer me with your unfailing help
Answer me, O Lord, for your love is kind;
In Your great compassion, turn to me.
On the First Set of Weeks Beads:
1 – Speak Lord, for thy servant heareth
2 – Grant me ears to hear and eyes to see,
3 – A will to obey and a heart to love;
4 - Then declare what thou wilt,
5 - Reveal what Thou wilt,
6 - Command what thou wilt,
7 - Demand what thou wilt.
--Adapted from Christina Rossetti
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.