26th January, 2022
Be patient, then, my brothers, until the Lord comes. See how patient a farmer is as he waits for his land to produce precious crops. He waits patiently for the autumn and spring rains. James 5:7
Heavenly Father, God of Justice and peace, you favor all who patiently await you, with trust in your rewards to those who observe your commands and the just punishment for the disobedient and callous. We gratefully acknowledge you as our judge and the keeper of your promises for you are a God of indefinable and unshakable faithfulness.
Grant us forbearance and restraint to calmly face the challenges of life, depending on your strong arm to assist us and rescue us when we fall prey to persecution by evil oppressors, retaining our faith in you in circumstances of every nature, strengthening our belief that your coming is imminent. Let not the enemy have victory over us.
We trust in the integrity of your Holy Word which builds up our confidence and maintains our positivity that the day is nearing when our evil foes will be vanquished and our king, creator and judge will dispense justice among the peoples of all the nations with no exception. Until then, we will cultivate tolerance, and equanimity in the face of violation of our peace, awaiting Jesus’ second coming, when he will establish his kingdom forevermore. Amen