Watching with Hope

But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. – Micah 7:7 NIV
 I watch and wait expectantly, Lord, for You to answer the petitions I make to You today. I bring them to You, mindful of the way You are always there, ready to listen, ready to advise, ready to answer. Give me the gift of patience as I wait for Your response. Help me not to run ahead of You but to wait and pray and hope. Amen.
[from Prayers with Purpose by Donna Maltese]