Blessing: Fruit of the Spirit

Here’s a blessing inspired by Philippians 1: 6-11 and Galatians 5: 22-23.

(inspired by Philippians 1: 6-11 and Galatians 5: 22-23)

May God, who began a good work in you,
continue to be at work in your life,
guiding, teaching and equipping you
until Jesus Christ returns.

May your love and compassion continue to grow—
a love that is full of knowledge and wise insight,
so that you will be able to recognize what really matters,
and live a pure and blameless life.

May you live a life centered in the Holy Spirit,
a life that bears rich fruit –
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
generosity, faithfulness, tolerance and self-control –
all the good things that come from following the Spirit,
for living this way will bring much glory and praise to God.