God of All Patience,

You created and permitted creation to form into humans,
You watched Adam and Eve sin and you waited,
You made covenant with Abraham and you waited,
You liberated the children of Israel from Egypt and you waited,
You gave your people the Law and you waited,
You opened the waters to the Land and then waited,
You made kings and prophets and waited,
You waited more,

And only then did you send your Son and your Spirit – after all that waiting,

Grant to us divine patience in our homes and with our families,
Patience waiting for our country’s healing from this virus,
Patience in waiting for so many intrusions to sort themselves out,
Patience in waiting for one another in our communities.

That we might display to others divine patience,
The kind of patience that evokes your goodness and grace and understanding,

Through Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
Now and forever.