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Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You, too, must be patient.

-James 5:7-8

My friends, follow the example of the prophets who spoke for the Lord. They were patient, even when they had to suffer. In fact, we praise the ones who endured the most. You remember how patient Job was and how the Lord finally helped him. The Lord did this because he is so merciful and kind.

-James 5:10-11

Even young people get tired, then stumble and fall. But those who trust and wait patiently for the LORD will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired.

-Isaiah 40:30-31

Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.

-Psalm 27:14

The Lord isn't slow about keeping his promises, as some people think he is. In fact, God is patient, because he wants everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost.

-2 Peter 3:9

If you are having trouble, you should pray. And if you are feeling good, you should sing praises. Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.

-James 5:13-14

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

-1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was just as human as we are, and for three and a half years his prayers kept the rain from falling. But when he did pray for rain, it fell from the skies and made the crops grow.

-James 5:15-18

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family, Life Group, or Campus.

1. In what are is God calling you to be more patient? How are you handling that instruction?

2. What keeps you from praying? Praying more? What helps you to pray?

3. Which of the scriptures today impacted you? Why?

4. What else stood out to you in this message?

5. What next step is Jesus asking you to take as a result of this
message?