Prayer for the Fruits of the Spirit

Here’s another prayer inspired by Galatians 5: 22-23.  It comes from the Given Life website.

Prayer for the Fruits of the Spirit
(inspired by Galatians 5: 22-23)

Holy Spirit, work in us, and through us to glorify yourself.
Cleanse us and mold us into the people that you want us to be.
We lay our lives down before you, God.
Not our will, God. Your will!
We offer ourselves as living sacrifices to you, God.
Burn us up in your refiner’s fire
so that all that’s left is your righteousness.
Let us operate in the fruits of your Spirit, God:
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control—we want it all.
These are the defining characteristics of who you are, Jesus,
and if we want people to see you in us,
we need these characteristics to define us as well.
Make it so, Holy Spirit. Move in us.
Clear out the junk in our hearts that is preventing us from being fruitful.
All we want is you, Jesus.
You are our all in all.

~ written by Jonathan, and posted on Given Life.