May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 15:5-6
Dear heavenly Father, I sometimes get so weary of enduring life in my situation and with the people you have wedged me between. I know they get weary of enduring me too. I am even less enduring with my worldly generation that is rushing headlong into hedonism and selfishness. But you are the God who gives endurance and I need a heavy dose from you now. Please give me the encouragement that I need to take one more step and complete one more day of service to you and them. Make me an instrument of your peace and unity. Help me to make the most sandpaper soul feel loved and connected. I will not have to endure this forever, but you will still be here enduring people after my departure to your glory in heaven. So, reach down into your storehouse of love and pour it on me so I can finish this race. AMEN
"I don't want to win. I just want to finish as a friend of God."