Heavenly Father, as a Christian, I am involved in a spiritual battle. I know that the enemy does not want me to bear the fruits of the Spirit. But I also know that You have equipped me to stand firm, to resist the devil, and to bear good fruit in my life. I pray that You would help me to stay focused on You and Your Word, so that I can develop the fruits of the Spirit.
As I go through this spiritual warfare, the enemy desires to sow seeds of discord, bitterness, and strife in my life. I pray that You would help me to counteract these seeds with the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Resurrect the unspeakable joy I once knew, to bring happiness wherever I go. Implant peace within my heart, as my mind stirs constantly.
Give me that never-ending faith that I can worship You amidst the storm. Allow me to be meek when unbearable situations arise. Grant me the temperance I need to display Christ in all that I do.
Galatians 5:22-23 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.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
A Prayer For Love
Lord, the enemy often attempts to infuse my heart with hatred and bitterness. I pray that You would help me to resist this. May Your perfect love cast out all fear and hatred. Let love be the mark of my life as I interact with others.
Help me to love others the way You love me, unconditionally and sacrificially. Lord, let love permeate my thoughts, words, and actions.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
John 13:34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
A Prayer For Peace
Oh Lord, in this world of turmoil and unrest, I pray for Your peace. When the enemy tries to instill fear and anxiety, help me to remember that You are my peace. Let the peace of Christ rule in my heart, dispelling all fear and worry.
Help me to live in harmony with others, to be a peacemaker, and to bring Your peace into every situation I encounter.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
A Prayer For Self-Control
My God, I recognize that self-control is a fruit of the Spirit, but it is one that I often struggle with. Help me, Lord, to resist the temptations of the enemy. Let self-control be a shield against the enemy's attacks.
Help me to exercise self-control in my thoughts, my words, my actions, and my reactions. Help me to make choices that honor You.
Proverbs 25:28 Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.
1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
A Prayer For Joy
Finally, Lord, in the midst of this spiritual warfare, help me to keep my joy. When the enemy tries to steal my joy, help me to cling to the joy of the Lord, which is my strength. Let my life overflow with joy in Your presence.
Regardless of my circumstances, help me to rejoice in You always. May the joy of the Lord be my strength in every battle.
Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Fruits Of The Spirit
Oh Lord, my God, allow me to display these attributes, so that Your people would see You within me and want to know You more. The more they seek You, they will definitely find You.
Lead me, Oh Lord, in a plain path. Cover me under Your precious blood, so that Your fruits would allow me to withstand the works of the devil. In Jesus' Mighty Name I pray, Amen!
James 3:18 Now, the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Ephesians 5:8-9 For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth..