Prayer For The Fruits Of The Holy Spirit

The Bible promises that the Holy Spirit will come into our lives and produce fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control in us. Unlike the gifts of the Spirit, all nine of these fruits of the Spirit are being developed in all believers. All of these characteristics are attributes of God himself, manifested in Christ, and given to us through the Holy Spirit. So as these fruits grow in us, we will become more Christ like.

We need to pray for our children and ourselves to bear these fruits. Prayers will help to soften the rough spots in our hearts, for smoothing the rough road of a difficult situation we are facing as the spirit develops these fruits in our lives.

(1) The Fruit Of Love

When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this fruit of love in us. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22)。 When the Spirit lives in you, you will live in God’s love.

Lord,

Thank you for commending your love toward us while we were yet a sinner, Christ died for us. Your amazing love for us was manifested when you sent your only begotten son into the world so that we would be able to live through Him. This is true love, Lord, not that we loved you, but that you loved us first, and you sent your Son to be a sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, teach us to love others as you have loved us.

You promise, Lord, that the Holy Spirit in our life will produce the fruit of love. Lord, you are LOVE. This promise makes us know that Lord, as you live within us, you will be working in our lives to teach us about your love. Let Christ dwell in _________ heart. We know that nothing will happen to ________ that is not permitted within the scope of your love. You promise that if we live in you and you live in us, we will live in love.

I pray that __________will not be among those who are rebellious, envious, bitter, angry, revengeful and vain glorious. I pray that ___________ will overflow with the constant refreshing fountain of your love so that it will flow out of him/her into all who need love and encouragement.. Lord, even in difficult circumstances and with difficult people, help __________ to love others just as you love us.

Lord, let Christ dwell in ___________ heart by faith so that he/she will be rooted and grounded in your love. Fill __________ with your abundant love, so that it will overflow to others just like other people love flow to him/her. ___________ has received your love Lord and he/she will love others as you love him/her.

God is both light and love. Therefore, we should love one another. 18There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. I (John 4:18)

(2) The Fruit Of Joy

“The joy of the Lord is our strength” ( Neh. 8:10). His joy is never ending. The Bible says, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”( John 15:11-12 )

Jesus is stating that his Word brings joy to us, and the outgrowth of joy in our lives is that we will love others in the same way He has loved us. Yes, the joy of the Lord is our strength, because His joy is not based on external circumstances. It comes from well springs deep within our souls.

Lord,

You promise that the holy spirit in our life will produce the fruit of joy. Thanking you Lord that you took away our condemnation, and fill us with overwhelming joy. Lord, cause your joy to grow and overflow in __________life. Let _________experience deep joy that is dependent not on circumstances but on his/her relationship with you.

Thank you, Lord for your joy which is __________strength. Thank you for taking the spirit of fear away from ____________and replacing it with a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind that greatly produces joy in his/her innermost being.

Thank you Lord for giving him/her a merry heart. Give him/her a cheerful countenance which will help others to see your joy reflected in his/her life. Thank you, Father, You are __________exceeding joy.

Therefore, _____________will continually praise you. In your presence, Lord there is fullness of joy, and I thank you for filling ___________ with all joy and peace in believing . _________ has received the joy of the Lord that is his/her strength and no one can take it away from him/her.

Many Christians are not joyful, that is not the life Jesus offers to his people. He says our relationship with him will give us overwhelming joy, overflowing joy. We need to pray that we and our children we always stay close to the Lord. When we do, we will know joy without bounds, joy in difficult situations, joy that brings light into even the dark places.

(3) The Fruit Of Peace

How can we have peace in this dark world of sin ? Through the blood of Jesus Christ. The divine promise remains true : “The Lord will bless his people with peace” (Psalm 29:11)

The world thinks of peace as an absence of conflict. But Jesus explained that the peace he gives is different from the peace the world gives. At times, we will face conflict, but the Holy Spirit can still cause the fruit of peace to ripen and make us receive that inner peace, the “peace of mind and heart” that Jesus promised. This inner peace reveals a trust in God’s goodness and sovereignty even in the most “unpeaceful” situations. Lord,

Thank you Lord that your word brings great peace to our soul. You promise that the Holy Spirit in our life will produce the fruit of peace. I pray that this fruit will ripen in ___________life so that he/she will be able to experience that inner peace no matter what conflicts he/she faces.

Because you have given _________peace, he/she will not worry, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, he/she will bring his/her requests before you. As he/she do so, your peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard his/her heart and mind through Christ Jesus and he/she will rest in that peace in Christ Jesus.

Because you have justified ____________through faith, he/she now have peace with you, Lord, .I pray that ___________ will always experience peace of mind and heart. May his/her heart be clean and pure so that peace can rule. Whatever situations _______________ faces, may your precious peace keep him/her from being troubled and worried.

We thank you, Lord, that this gift of peace is part of your kingdom in his/her life. We praise you, Lord that your kingdom does not consist of meat and drink, but it is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Fill ________________with your Spirit, Lord, so that he/she will bear the fruit of peace in all his/her relationships and responsibilities. Thank you Lord for your peace that has set ____________heart free from trouble and he will never be afraid again.

Key Promise: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27) The way to find and keep peace is outlined for us by the Prophet Isaiah : “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ” (Isaiah 26:3)

(4) The Fruit Of Patience

When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us :………patience. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. ( Hebrew 10:36 ). We need the supernatural patience produced by the Holy Spirit in order to continue doing God’s will. We need patience in order to respond in a godly way to difficult people around us and to do God’s will in this imperfect world.

Lord,

Thank you Lord that you are patient , loving and longsuffering towards __________because you do not want _________ to perish. Lord, let __________desire to be more like you and desire to receive a greater share of the fruit of patience and longsuffering. Let him/her be able to endure without complaint and grumble at the weaknesses and shortcomings of others.

I pray that Lord you will grow the fruit of patience, perseverance, long-suffering in _________life. He/she needs patience to await your timing in his/her life. Give him/her the patience and willingness to trust your timing regarding the events that will shape his/her life.

You say that by patience and endurance, your people will receive all that you have promised. I pray that ___________ will trust you with patience and endurance, and look forward with unwavering faith to all that you have promised him/her. _________will ever seek you as he/she hope in you and wait patiently for you.

Lord, I pray that __________ will rest in you and wait patiently for you, because he/she know that those who wait upon you will inherit the earth.

Patience, in biblical sense, is waiting on the Lord. Patience stemming from faith enables us to inherit the wonderful promises of God. The Bible proclaim, “so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”

(5) The Fruit Of Kindness

The Holy Spirit desires to grow the fruit of kindness in our lives. God took the initiative in meeting us at our point of greatest need –salvation – so we should take the initiative in meeting the needs of others. God’s word commands us to “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ( Ephesians 4:32 )

Lord,

It was your love and kindness that brought salvation to ____________. You are his/her Saviour. May ____________be continuously renewed by your Holy Spirit and continually refreshed with kindness and love. Thank You Lord that it is your kindness that will help ___________to forgive and forget faster and be more loving to all others around him/her.

Lord, it is easy to be kind to those who are kind to us, but it is not easy to be kind to those who are self-absorbed and unkind. But that was exactly what you did when you died for us on the cross. Through your grace, Lord, help __________to be like you, Lord – always be kind, tenderhearted, forgiving and affectionate towards others with brotherly love. Make her/him be sensitive to your guidance as you bring into her/his life people whom he/she can help.

Sometimes a kind word to someone else is what sets a believer apart and draws those in the world to them. Kindness is able to dry a tear and mend a broken heart.

(6) The Fruit Of Goodness

One of God’s attributes is goodness. Many people can live “good” lives by society’s standards, but to have the goodness of Christ himself is to have the ability to show goodness even to those who don’t deserve it, to react with goodness to those who hurt us, in order to reflect God’s goodness like a light shining in the darkness . The fruit of goodness from Christ himself is far different from the kind of goodness that we can accomplish on our own.

Lord,

I ask that the Holy Spirit will produce the fruit of goodness in _____________life. We know that your goodness blesses _____________ and will lead him/her to repentance. Lord, fill ___________ with your goodness. Lord, let him/her be a fruitful and healthy branch who walk continuously in your goodness and your pruning! I pray that ______________ may never be cut off from you.

Lord, your word says that those who act on the goodness you give them and don’t get discourage or give up will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. I want that blessing for ____________. May your goodness grow and ripen in ___________life. I pray that goodness will guide his/her actions and reactions throughout his/her life.

David wrote “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life” (Psalm 23:6). And Jesus himself said, “ Only God is good ” (Matthew 19:17)

(7) The Fruit Of Faithfulness

Faithfulness means trustworthy, responsible and reliable people who keep their word. Faithfulness begins with the little thing, then God will entrust us with greater responsibility for building his Kingdom.

Lord,

Great is your faithfulness Lord, you are faithful and just and you forgive all our sins and unrighteousness as we confess and repent. Thank You Father, that you are so faithful and full of grace. Thank you that you have called us into fellowship with Your Son, Jesus Christ who is our merciful and faithful High Priest.

I am thankful that your fruit will keep ______________ trusting firmly in You until the end, that he/she will be known as a faithful person, one who is trustworthy, dependable, reliable and who keeps his/her word. I pray that he/she will be faithful at school, at work, no matter how small, trival or unimportant the matter may seem.

I pray that if ____________will to marry, Lord, no temptation will entice him/her away and that the fruit of faithfulness will keep him/her committed to his/her spouse. I pray for his/her continual faithfulness to you, Lord, that ___________may continue to trust you unwaveringly and be able to receive what you have promised.

“If we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ ” ( Hebrew 3;14)

(8) The Fruit Of Gentleness

God promises to bless those who are gentle and humble. In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount he told his followers, “God blesses those who are gentle and lowly, for the whole earth will belong to them”. (Matthew 11:29). In God’s perspective those who are gentle will receive everything- the whole earth – referring to the future inheritance of God’s Kingdom.

Lord,

Thank You for dealing with your people gently, even though you are sovereign, supreme, holy and just. I pray that ____________will be a person of principle, Lord, a person of strong faith who stands firm for you and yet a person with powerful gentleness. As he/she develops and strengthens in his/her faith and in principled beliefs regarding other matters, please grow the fruit of gentleness in his/her life.

Give __________the fruit of gentleness so that he/she can look forward to receiving the blessings you have promised for those who are gentle and humble. Help _________ to walk in gentleness and love so that he/she may be a better vessel and brethren to the BODY OF CHRIST. Perfect _________ in Your love and fill him/her with greater gentleness and tender mercies.

In God’s perspective those who are gentle will receive everything- the whole earth – referring to the future inheritance of God’s Kingdom.

(9) The Fruit Of Self-Control

In a very real sense, without self-control, it is very difficult to have the other eight fruit of the Spirit growing in our lives. The fruit of self-control will help us to restrain our natural instincts – such as lashing out in anger or yielding to temptation. Self-control, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, gives us the proper responses to react in a Christlike manner even when we are provoked.

Lord,

As ___________lives in this human body, help him/her to exercise greater sel-control in order to keep his/her “old nature” in check. I pray that you will help _______________ to grow in self-control. There is so much in the world that can tempt him/her, make him/her angry, or cause him/her to lash out in frustration and anger.

Lord ,I want to pray for self-control for ____________ in those times. Please give him/her the strength he/she needs so that he/she will respond properly. Let the spirit or self-control lead __________ to patience, endurance and godliness.

Make __________ a strong and fortified city able to withstand the assaults that come his/her way. Lord, may _____________ always walk in your strength, be sound in your love, sober minded, patient and of good behaviour. I pray that temperance and self-control abide in ___________ always so that all his/her ways may be pleasing to you. Holy Spirit bless ___________ with a refreshing greater share of self-control.

Through your grace, Lord, ___________ will never again let his/her body, soul, or mind do whatever they want to do. Instead through the strength that you have given him/her, he /she will take charge of them. Thank you , Lord for enabling ___________ to practice self-control.

We are merely stewards over everything God has given to us. Therefore, we need to exercise control over our minds, our attitudes, our behaviours, our finances, our families, our possessions, our bodies, and our likings. This kind of self-control is possible through the power of the Holy Spirit only.

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