We are praying through the fruit of the Spirit
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
The NIV uses the word forbearance, other verses use patience. The word is a combination of patience and self-control. So we pray that followers of Jesus would have that stick-to-it-ive-ness in the midst of waiting for things to unfold.
Hebrews 6:11-12 says
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.