Lent Prayers for Patience Strength and Endurance

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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.

--Psalm 69

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.

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