Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Below are four ways you can pray through 2 Peter 3:9 personally or with your family.
Confession: As I think about Your great patience, I realize that I have fallen short of Your righteousness in this way. I repent of the time that I was impatient with [name a person you have been impatient with recently. Ex: spouse; kids; friend; coworker; on I-26…].
Adoration: You have shown Yourself patient, merciful, gracious and completely trustworthy toward me! In response to all You’ve done, I lift you high as King and Lord.
Thanksgiving: My own path to repentance has required massive depths of patience from You. Thank You for never giving up on me. Even when I am faithless, You prove Yourself faithful. You never let me down.
Supplication: Your desire, dear Lord, is for all to reach repentance. Strengthen me to offer long-view grace to those who—though they test my patience—still lack you as their Lord.