Lord, teach me to be patient — with life, with people and with myself. I sometimes try to hurry things along too much, and I push for answers before the time is right. Teach me to trust Your sense of timing rather than my own and to surrender my will to Your greater and wiser plan. Help me to let life unfold slowly, like the small rosebud whose petals unravel bit by bit, and remind me that in hurrying the bloom along, I destroy the bud and much of the beauty therein. Instead, let me wait for all to unfold in its own time. Each moment and state of growth contains a loveliness. Teach me to slow down enough to appreciate life and all it holds.
© 1992 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
I go to look up Mass times for today, and this is what immediately pops out at me. Certainly, God can’t be trying to tell me something, can He? And then, in writing this entry, it abbreviates it as “Prayer for Pat,” which, of course, I will pray for Pat! I love Pat! Please also pray for her!