Patience is a virtue that is essential for prayer. It is not enough to simply ask for what you want and expect it to be granted immediately. Patience allows us to take the time to reflect on our requests and to be mindful of our intentions. Patience also allows us to be open to different paths and solutions that may arise when we are willing to wait and observe. Patience allows us to remain focused on our goals and to trust that our prayers will be answered in due time. The greatest prayer is patience because it allows us to stay focused, open-minded, and hopeful.