2 Corinthians 4:17
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,We expect things to go wrong. We expect paperwork to be slow. We anticipate many kinds of trouble. Pray that we will stand firm through it all, pressing on toward the goal (Phil 3:14).
from "30 Ways to Pray for Missionaries," compiled by Elaine Helms for the NAMB. (the full list in pdf form is available here)