Lord, search my heart and try me and see if there is any wickedness in me. Replace all that is wrong in my character, with the goodness in Yours. Plant the fruit of Your Spirit in me and cause it to flourish. Help me to abide in You, Jesus, so that I will bear fruit in my life. I invite you, Holy Spirt to fill me afresh with your love today, so that it will flow out of me and into the lives of others.
You said in Your Word to “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts” (Colossians 3:15). I pray that Your peace would rule my heart and mind to such a degree, that people would sense it when they are around me. Help me to “Pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another” (Romans 14:19)
Give me the joy that knowing You produces. Make me patient with others, so that I reflect Your character to them. Help me to be kind whenever there is an opportunity for it. May Your goodness flow through me, so the I will do good to everyone. Make me to be a faithful person, so that I can be trusted in all things. Help me to have the meekness and gentleness of Christ so that I will reflect Your gentle spirit (2 Corinthians 10:1). Enable me to be self-controlled in my thoughts, words and habits.
Where I need to be pruned in order to bear more fruit, I submit myself to You. Know that without You, I can do nothing. You are the vine and I am the branch. I must abide in You in order to bear fruit. Help me to do that. Thank You for Your promise that if I abide in You and Your word abides in me, I can ask what I desire and it will be done for me (John 15:7).
Thank you for Your promise that says if I ask, I will receive (John 16:24). May I be like a tree planted by the rivers of Your living water, so that I will bring forth fruit in season that won’t wither (Psalm 1:3). In Jesus name, I ask that the fruit of Your Spirit will grow in me and be recognized clearly by all who see me, so that it glorifies You.