: suffering for a long time without complaining
: patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship
1 Timothy 1:15-16 (AMP)
“The saying is sure and true and worthy of full and universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus (the Messiah) came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am foremost. But I obtained mercy for the reason that in me, as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might show forth and display all His perfect long-suffering and patience for an example to [encourage] those who would thereafter believe on Him for [the gaining of] eternal life.”
PRAY: God, you have been long-suffering with us, your people in America. You have saved us, sinners, and you have given us mercy. You have been patient with us, even when we have complained against you. Today, I pray again for the leaders we will elect this November. I pray that you would give them a spirit of long-suffering. Give them patience as they endure the scrutiny of our nation, and give them peace as they suffer the offenses and hardships of their respective offices.