Dearest Lord,

My life seems to be filled with waiting. Waiting for the next big event. Waiting for news that could change my life. Waiting, ultimately, for death.

I don’t need to tell You, Lord, how hard waiting is for me. I get impatient, spend far too much time and energy worrying about what might happen and am so distracted I cannot live fully today.

So, Lord, help me understand that this waiting time is a gift. Let me use it to grow closer to You, seek Your will, be filled with Your vision about what can be and let Your hopes and dreams shape my today.

But most of all, Lord, let me fully experience the hope that comes from knowing You already are in the future waiting for me.

Amen.