Heavenly Father, please give us patience as we stumble through life together. Fill our thoughts with your goodness, fix our hearts on the hope of Christ. May this wash over us and drive out selfishness and grumpiness. May we put on the character of Christ day by day, and long to see him face to face. Keep us looking to his coming and the washing away of every last shadow of sin that still falls upon us. Keep us humble and hopeful in him, eagerly waiting for your grace in our life.