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A Prayer for When You Are Waiting on the Lord

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Are you currently in a place of waiting? Perhaps you are waiting for a job, for healing, for restoration in a relationship, or for wisdom to know where you should go next. That place of waiting is a place we are all familiar with. It’s a place we find ourselves in often over the course of our lives. Though it’s a familiar place and one we know well, we can often grow wearing in our waiting. Sometimes our hearts grow heavy with worry and doubt. Sometimes we might wonder if God has forgotten about us or given up on us.

The Psalmist knew that place of waiting as well. His cry of “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? (13:1) is one that resonates with our own heart. The Psalmist cried out to God in prayer and so should we. If you are in a place of waiting, this prayer is for you.

Father in Heaven,

I come before you with my heart filled with so many different thoughts and feelings. I am tense and uncertain about what I should be doing and where I should go.

I feel weak and helpless. Powerless. I am worried about what happens next and whether I have the strength to handle it.

Deep down I wonder, how long will I be here? Will I be stuck in this place of waiting forever? And why am I here to begin with? What’s happening, Lord? But most of all, I wonder, where are you? Why haven’t you responded to my cries for help?

But even as I pray that, I know you are right where you’ve always said you would be. You’ve never left me and you will never forsake me. You hear all my cries. In fact as David wrote in Psalm 139, you know my thoughts before I even think them. You know exactly what is happening in my life and what will happen next.

All things are in your control and nothing can happen apart from your will. Not a sparrow falls to earth without your willing it to and you know the number of hairs on my head. You are never surprised. Even about this issue in my life today. You know why this is happening and will use it for your glory and my good.

Forgive me for how I have worried about this situation. Forgive me for doubting your love and care in my life. Forgive me for my discontentment as I wait for what happens next. Forgive me for being impatient. Forgive me for not seeking after you and for allowing these circumstances in my life to seem greater than your grace and goodness. Create in me a clean heart.

Help me to see the counterfeit loves and idols in my heart. Help me to see all the things I cling to that I think will make my life happy and complete apart from you. Help me to repent and turn back to you and my one true love.

As the prophet wrote in Lamentations, “It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord” (3:26).

Help me to remember that it is good to wait for you. In this place of waiting, help me to remember all that you have done for me through Jesus Christ.

Help me to remember that your grace is sufficient to not only save me from sin, but to sustain me each and every day. Your grace is at work in me right now, transforming me and making me more like your Son. Nothing can separate me from you. I am safe in your love.

Help me to know more of the joy that comes from knowing you. Grant me joy in Jesus, joy in being your child, and joy in knowing that you are always with me. May I find hope in your word for as the psalmist wrote, “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope” (Psalm 130:5).

May I live for you even while I wait. Help me to obey and remain faithful, no matter how long I am in this place of waiting.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.

188 Comments

188 Comments

  1. Charity Wanja

    May 28, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    yes God’s time is the right/best time. God , May your will be done

  2. Dawn Hall

    May 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    AMEN AND AMEN I needed to hear this I do feel a big relief and know that God is watching out for me

  3. Eunice Battle

    May 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Amen Amen Amen Amen

  4. Latrice Tookes

    May 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I guess that got me straight!

  5. Jadine Pillay

    May 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Nikita Caleb

  6. Baniso Tanko

    May 28, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Agreed! His ways are not ours.

  7. Adriana Lopez

    May 28, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    its true siz when u have load on ur shoulder n u can’t take it anymor,God lifts u up again keep praying although i know that ur prayers ve bn answered

  8. Treasure Omolade

    May 28, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Amen help me Lord to wait and receive your best in jesus. name.

  9. Nick Nick Salde

    May 28, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Amen…

  10. Mpinane Ntoi

    May 28, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Remember during exam teacher is always quite

  11. Betty Spaulding

    May 28, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Sometimes. This hard to handle. Cause we know what is happening. We want it fixed , like now. But. Believe that God knows all things. His plan for us is perfect. Hold on. The best days are ahead. It will be great. Hold on .Do not give up on God.

  12. Robin Mullis

    May 28, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Perfect timing Father! This is exactly how I feel! I cried when I read this and I know it is because the Lord knew I couldn’t put it into words by myself so he found this for me to read. I feel a big wave of peace within my heart now. Thank you Jesus ❤️

  13. Maria Marquez-twitty

    May 28, 2017 at 3:33 am

    Dorothy Alejandra Marquez-Twitty

  14. Ceresa Whitaker

    May 28, 2017 at 2:31 am

    ,Amen

  15. Sandra Engel Johannes

    May 28, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Amen. I have a friend who is crying out for a baby. Will be visiting the gynecologist on the 2nd June. Please pray with is. In Jesus name . Amen.

  16. Nyabo Lizzie Wandeka

    May 27, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Amen Lord, Amen.

  17. Fredricka Wright

    May 27, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    I am grateful for God’s well timed goodness.

  18. Gloria Davidson

    May 27, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Amen! God’s Timing Doe’s Not Belong To Us. We Walk By Faith And Not By Sight Trusting In God Almighty. Waiting On God And Be Of Good Courage. We Can Do Nothing Without God Who Strengths Us (Wait I Say On The Lord) Amen

  19. Emie Caro

    May 27, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Amen he makes all things beautiful in hes time

  20. Bobbie Deal

    May 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I agree

  21. Nerine Perelaer

    May 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Celeste Van Zyl

  22. Kimberly Gonzalez

    May 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Vanessa Martinez…
    God is good!

  23. Steve Fowler

    May 27, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    May I stay close to you Father God.

  24. Kamogelo Alecia Gabantese

    May 27, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Very beautiful prayer <3

  25. Doris Wright

    May 27, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Amen Yes he does!

  26. Margaret Alejo

    May 27, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Amen

  27. Eunice Avhu Seisani

    May 27, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Only God knows the time and place , Amen

  28. Kim Colclough

    May 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Lia Wilkins

  29. Osasu Udinyiwe

    May 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you Lord because its my time and season

  30. Zelda Schroeder

    May 27, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Phillicity Fouché

  31. Cari Klinghagen

    May 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Saved this, great prayer to help me remember God is there always and He will reveal more of His plan in His timing.

  32. Dee Kabesa

    May 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    My prayer spoke to me

  33. Dee Kabesa

    May 27, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Am waiting on you Lord in your way in your time May your will be done in my life.amen

  34. Amber Triplett

    May 27, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Amen!!!

  35. Prossy Senyange

    May 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    N it’s always de best.

  36. Prossy Senyange

    May 27, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    True dat

  37. Cindy Keller Haynes

    May 27, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I really needed this

  38. Janella Penny

    May 27, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Yeah it seems like God waits forever to help. when your ready to give up!sometimes he doesn’t help at all.

    • George Man

      May 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      God never fails in anything He does, no matter what.

    • Janella Penny

      May 27, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks for reminding me.

    • George Man

      May 27, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Janella Penny Jesus wants you to know you are doing an awesome job, awesome woman of God.

    • Janella Penny

      May 27, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks!

    • Sonya Alexander

      May 28, 2017 at 12:16 am

      God’s way of working things out is not our way, hold on to his hand, be blessed!

    • Janella Penny

      May 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks

  39. Vickie Richardson

    May 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Thank for your word of encouragement. amen

  40. Otsanya Onmonya Comfort

    May 27, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Oh yes

  41. Gina Rambali

    May 27, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    if things are fixable,then God gave u a choice.when things are out of my control,im am to trust in the Lord that the situation will work out,but I cannot forget to talk to God about it.

  42. Donna Southwick

    May 27, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Matthew Richards

  43. Terry Daley

    May 27, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Amen

  44. Busisiwe Flo Phakathi

    May 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Amen as i wait patiently on God

  45. Lora Wimes

    May 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Amen Amen

  46. Judy Penelope

    May 27, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Amen nd His timing is always perfect.

  47. Lola Ayan

    May 27, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I put my trust in the Lord our God

  48. Letty Rantonono Lekgetho

    May 27, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Amen; waiting on God

  49. Peggy Baloyi

    May 27, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Amen God’s timing is the best

  50. Sandy Arnold

    March 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Hallelujah and that is the truth it’s on his time.

  51. Mbuwa Ndhlovu Mvula

    March 28, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this word…..

  52. Donette Romain Lowenfield

    March 27, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Amen God time is the best time

  53. Donette Romain Lowenfield

    March 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Amen

  54. Janerose Otim

    March 27, 2017 at 3:38 am

    That’s true

  55. Violet Qinisa

    March 26, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Amen

  56. Harriette Hendley

    March 26, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Amen in Jesus name thank you Lord

  57. Agnes Julius

    March 26, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Amen

  58. Jonathan Presley

    March 26, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Amen.

  59. Leta Morgan

    March 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Amen

  60. Joanna L Kearns

    March 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Still waiting now

  61. Mulaudzi Ndivhuwo

    March 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Amen. Thank you Jesus for your mercy

  62. Tijuana Lamkin

    March 26, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Amen

  63. Ong Victorious

    March 26, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Amen and Amen ! Praise The Lord !!! Thank You Lord. All Glory To God !!!❤✌✌✌

  64. Esther Ogbechie Ukwuoma

    March 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Amen. I really needed Dis prayer today. Have alot on my mind. Tank You Jesus for lifting all burdens and worries out of my life through Dis prayer.

  65. Tsakane Phalala

    March 26, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    powerful message indeed

  66. Ohemeng Agyeiwaa

    March 26, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Lord as human as I am, I sometimes lose my faith and doubt ur love for me. Pls forgive me n come to my rescue in Jesus name. Amen

  67. Angie Angella Angel Mukoki

    March 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Amen and amen

  68. Fortunate Nonhlanhla Mbali Mabuza

    March 26, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Amen

  69. Mabona Aine Barasi

    March 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    AMEN..

  70. Susan Mtegha

    March 26, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    He is never late

  71. Justine Namukasa

    March 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Amen

  72. Marsha Taylor

    March 26, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Amen

  73. Eunice Grace B. Galvez

    March 26, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Pangga Carinal

  74. Mary Johnson

    March 26, 2017 at 11:13 am

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  75. Shaneika Green Tomlinson

    March 26, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Amen thank you

  76. Sonya Alexander

    March 26, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Amen

  77. Okoye Joy Ejiofor

    March 26, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Amen

  78. Claire Cressey

    March 26, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Sharrie Smith

  79. Winnie Calvert

    March 26, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Amen and amen

  80. Jess Wanjohi

    March 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Shane Wangeshi here you go doll

  81. Wylie Foster Jr.

    March 26, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Amen!

  82. Nongs Zizikazi Nongs

    March 26, 2017 at 8:12 am

    PUSH =Pray Untill Something Happens.I love my Almighty for He never leave me nor forsake me.

  83. Julianne K. Nanyinza

    March 26, 2017 at 7:41 am

    amen

  84. Kh Freida

    March 26, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Amen

  85. Emilie Clarito

    March 26, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Yes Amen,,i know He will answered my prayer because He promise it.

  86. Lorna Mainnah

    March 26, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Amen

  87. Blessings Mpunga

    March 26, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Absolutely true.

  88. Monica Mattison

    March 26, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Amen

  89. Jackie Yeagley

    March 26, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Amen!

  90. Clara Karo

    March 26, 2017 at 4:18 am

    Amen

  91. Marilou Salvador

    March 26, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Amen

  92. Lilly Darshan

    March 26, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Yes

  93. Gail Green-Myles

    March 26, 2017 at 2:09 am

    AMEN

  94. Mattie Lyons

    March 26, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Amen lord I am waiting on u

  95. Sistah Julie

    March 26, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Hallelue

  96. Nicole Dion

    March 26, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Amen

  97. Briones Schmidt Andal

    March 26, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Amen

  98. Cheryl Jacobs

    March 26, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Cynthia Marie Washington

  99. Precy Paguio

    March 26, 2017 at 12:55 am

    amen

  100. LaVerne Richardson

    March 26, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Amen !!

  101. Fanny Philip

    March 26, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Amen

  102. Jenny Huxford

    March 26, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Amen

  103. Joanna L Kearns

    March 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

    WE ARE SICK OF WAITING !

  104. Andrea Gibson

    March 25, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Amen

  105. Cathy Ume

    March 25, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Amen.

  106. Tonya Hansen

    March 25, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Where in the bible does it say God works in his timing not ours,,,,,,,there are numerous reasons why things dont work out,,,,,mostly due to our own doubt in his word and promises. Not to mention unrepented sin

  107. Papali Monethi

    March 25, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Amen

  108. Alice Chong

    March 25, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Jennifer Hiew

  109. Sybil Joseph

    March 25, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Amen

  110. Maria Carmel Saycon Cataylo

    March 25, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Amen thank you Lord God!

  111. Orange Haynes

    March 25, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Amen.

  112. Sharon Boodhai

    March 25, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Amen

  113. Mocha Williams

    March 25, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Amen!

  114. Ron Musicman

    March 25, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    true

  115. Adesokan Solomon Oyekanmi

    March 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    good

  116. Cristina Stokker

    March 25, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Amen

  117. Allen Darlene Crow

    March 25, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Amen thank you Lord

  118. Cristina Pastor

    March 25, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Amen

  119. Beverly Lewis

    March 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Amen!

  120. Hasu Yanga

    March 25, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    True indeed. Amen.

  121. Phumzile Florence

    March 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Lord u hve power

  122. Lix Rade

    March 25, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Amen

  123. Brenda Houston

    March 25, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Amen

  124. Shobha Ganesan

    March 25, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Christopher R. Kerr

  125. Kathy Yates Walters

    March 25, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Amen

  126. Belinda Ngoma

    March 25, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Ameen!!

  127. Lorna Marie Lariviere

    March 25, 2017 at 8:47 pm

  128. Dometria Coleman

    March 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Amen do it Lord I’ll wait

  129. Temitope Salami

    March 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Amen

  130. Felicia Mccoy-Burnett

    March 25, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Danielle Hollywood Cross
    Bianca La’Reé

  131. Adebayo Praise Feyisike

    March 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Amen. Thank you Lord for being a shoulder to lean on, the one we can call on n pour our heart to, our comforter, the one who is never tired of listening to us, the one who his mercies endures. Am glad you are not human. Thank you Jesus.

  132. Joanna L Kearns

    March 25, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    #THEPRAYINGWOMAN THESE ARE #GODSENDS TODAY you have no idea KEEP STUFF LIKE THIS COMING UNTIL WHAT WE ALL ARE WAITING FOR HAPPENS ! please !

  133. Vickie Tillman

    March 25, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Amen!

  134. Chantel Ruiters

    March 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    AMEN

  135. Moqontoase Toro

    March 25, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Amen!! This is my prayer too! God is faithful

  136. Joanna L Kearns

    March 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    #THEPRAYINGWOMAN WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS AND STILL HAS NOT HAPPEND WE ARE SOO SICK OF BEING DISCOURAGED AND NOT UNDERSTANDING WHY WERE STILL WAITING WHEN WE HAVE SERIOUS NEEDS FOR YEARS PRAY FOR US DAILY FERVENTLY WILL YOU !

  137. Joanna L Kearns

    March 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Sue join the club we have waited for over 5 years and still has not happend

  138. Frances Jones

    March 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Yes Lord so very very True.Trust in him with all your might yes I do.Amen

  139. Chami Chhangte

    March 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm

  140. Racheal Kuria

    March 25, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Amen

  141. Marquitta Roseboro

    March 25, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Amen

  142. Sunni Presley Josey

    March 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Amen and Lord, help me to always remember this.❤

  143. Miriam Reyes

    March 25, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Amen to this.

  144. Carrisca Ceasar

    March 25, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Amen

  145. Sue Cheek

    March 25, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    I needed this prayer so much. I have prayed and prayed and still waiting. Please be with me.

    • Avril Kgaphola

      March 25, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Believe that he is busy working it out for you whatever your request it will happen in His time and trust that it will be the right time. Wishing you the best.

    • Tonya Hansen

      March 25, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      You dont pray for what hes already given you,,,,you thank him for it and believe. Use your authority over the mountain (problem)

    • Diane Youdunno

      March 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Tonya Hansen…please don’t tell people not to pray..about ANYTHING. You bring them down like that! I am so grateful our Father listens to every single word we say to Him.

  146. Sebuuti Makitla

    March 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    I like to prayer every day and I will never give up no matter what people say and tomorrow I am go to z.c.c

  147. Mia Gaines

    March 25, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Amen

  148. Nikki Tolliver

    March 25, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Megan Shepherd Courtney Leach

  149. Felicia T McMenamin

    March 25, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Absolutely Amen

  150. Lize Lele

    March 25, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Amen

  151. Felicia Bortue

    March 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Amen and absolutely

  152. Tshidi Mokoena Cornelia

    March 25, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    God’s time is perfect..yes Jesus ♥

  153. Terry Daley

    March 25, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  154. Jacky Mathews

    March 25, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Amen!!!

  155. Amber Triplett

    March 25, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Amen!!

  156. Maggie Gibson

    March 25, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Amen

  157. Mary Braganza

    March 25, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Exactly……

  158. Sibongile Tshimbudzi

    March 25, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    After all it’s is

  159. Nikie Nikita

    March 25, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Am also in that waiting period. Amen

  160. Makhotha Thips

    March 25, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Amen!! His timing is perfect

  161. Marie White

    March 25, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you Abba for continuously reminding me to stay put. I love you Abba!

  162. Tops Ntswakana

    March 25, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Amen

  163. Joanna L Kearns

    March 25, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    #THEPRAYINGWOMAN THIS IS A GOD SEND !

  164. Fernando N Liz

    March 25, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Amen

  165. Diane McCann

    March 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Amen

  166. Jacqui Rue

    March 25, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Amen

  167. Reitumetse Tummie Maleka

    March 25, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    thank you Lord Amen

  168. Wilson Kainga

    March 25, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Amen

  169. Patricia Mugwagwa-Nyamunda

    March 25, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Amen

  170. Jennifer King

    March 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Amen

  171. Gyinde Tawiah

    March 25, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    AMEN!!!

  172. Juliet Ncube

    March 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Amen

  173. Winnie Binoga

    March 25, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I needed this so bad…thanks u Jesus!!

  174. Thembelihleigh Mofokeng

    March 25, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Amen

  175. Monica Makuvise

    March 25, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Truth

  176. Judah Child

    March 25, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    True Amen

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