Praying for Patience

by Evie, 11, Alabama

I was very annoyed. My sisters know they should stop when they are asked, but they were ignoring our family rule. They kept on jumping up in their chairs during breakfast and making the most annoying smacking noises. Help me to be patient, I prayed to God. 

I felt calmer after praying. I no longer had the feeling that I was going to explode with rage. 

A few moments later my mother came into the kitchen. “Is everything all right?” she asked.

“Fine,” I said. It is now. 

Mom smiled at me. I smiled back because I knew everything was all right.

Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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