Encouragement Cafe: Should We Pray For Patience?

…knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.  James 1:3-4 NKJV

Throughout my Christian life, people have warned me not to pray for patience.  Why wouldn’t you want to possess the fruit of the Spirit where it is often translated longsuffering (Gal. 5:22)?  Has anyone been spared hardship because they did not pray for patience?  Wouldn’t we handle the trial better with patience?

 

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This devotion is a sample of the devotions in my new book, “Incense Rising: 60 Days to Powerful Prayer”, available for pre-order summer 2016.

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