Gracious Lord, please grant us more and more patience. We need your work in our hearts to bring this about. Keep us turning to you when we are frustrated. Help us to see you as the Lord of all, who is sovereign and caring, who brings about your good plans. Help us to be swept up in your agenda; long for your kingdom; rejoice in your salvation. Help us to shrink the worries and irritations that do not ultimately matter, and pray about those things that truly do. Keep our thoughts in your word and hearts given over to your love.