For the next few days we will be inviting you to pray the following prayer one part at a time. If you want to print it you can do so here (Offering Prayer – Fruit of the Spirit). May we all find ways to nurture this fruit in our lives.

O Lord, I offer you myself right now…
May my feet be rooted deeply in your love.
May my spirit be quickened with your joy.
May my mind and emotions be quieted with your peace.
May my body and soul be flooded with your patience.
May my eyes, hands, and heart be empowered with your kindness.
May my actions and words be directed by your goodness.
May my responses and thoughts draw from your stream of faithfulness.
May all that I do and say have the flavor of your gentleness.
May my whole being be guided by you as you nurture self-control.
I invite you to grow, blossom, mature, and share the fruit of your Spirit in and through me.

(Steve Fawver, April 2017)