A Prayer for When You Are Waiting on the Lord

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Are you currently in a place of waiting? Waiting on the Lord to answer your prayers? Perhaps you are waiting for a job, for healing, for restoration in a relationship, or for wisdom to know where you should go next.

The testing of your faith produces patience. – James 1:3

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. Here’s a prayer for when you are waiting on the Lord…

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.

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Yvette
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Yvette

This is so true. We are impatient. God has not Forgotten about His children. We have to BE STILL and WAIT on HIM to what He does BEST. HE knows what we need and When we need it. As we WAIT continue to PRAY and keep the FAITH.

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

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

Eunice Battle
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Amen Amen Amen Amen

Latrice Tookes
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I guess that got me straight!

Jadine Pillay
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Nikita Caleb

Baniso Tanko
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Agreed! His ways are not ours.

Adriana Lopez
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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

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

Nick Nick Salde
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Amen…

Mpinane Ntoi
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Remember during exam teacher is always quite

Betty Spaulding
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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.

Robin Mullis
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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 ❤️

Maria Marquez-twitty
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Dorothy Alejandra Marquez-Twitty

Ceresa Whitaker
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,Amen

Sandra Engel Johannes
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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.

Nyabo Lizzie Wandeka
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Amen Lord, Amen.

Fredricka Wright
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I am grateful for God’s well timed goodness.

Gloria Davidson
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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

Emie Caro
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Amen he makes all things beautiful in hes time