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Patience and Mercy

40 Days of Mercy Devotional – Lent 2012 – Day 29

The greatest power is hidden in patience. I see that patience always leads to victory, although not immediately; but that victory will become manifest after many years. (1514)

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word, I put my hope. (Ps. 130:5)

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord. Be strong, and take heart, and wait for the Lord. (Ps. 27:13, 14)

Patience, hard thing! Father, grant us Mercy, that we would be changed by the time gap between our will and Yours. Show us how You are changing us. Please teach us to pray in ways that please you. Incline our ear to Your stirrings on behalf of the beloved. Teach us to wait with expectation, not despair. You are God, You are good, and You want all to know Your Mercy.

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Author’s note – Each day’s entry is based a passage from St Faustina’s diary. The passage entry from the diary is the number in parentheses at the end of each opening quote. Diary of St Maria Faustina Kowalska – Divine Mercy in My Soul (Association of Marion Helpers, Stockbridge, MA 01263) is available through the publisher or Amazon.com

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