Galatians 5:22 says, “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (NLT). The fruit of the Spirit can be applied to everything in the Christian’s life. Here is what it might look like if applied to your prayer life.
Love in Prayer
Loving those you are praying for.
Joy in Prayer
Rejoicing in confident expectation of God’s provision.
Peace in Prayer
Resting in what God will do.
Patience in Prayer
Spending adequate time praying.
Kindness in Prayer
Demonstrating God’s concern for those you pray for.
Goodness in Prayer
Praying what is right and not what is convenient.
Faithfulness in Prayer
Not relinquishing responsibility in prayer until God’s Spirit directs you to do so.
Gentleness in Prayer
Being responsive to the most subtle leading of God’s Spirit as you pray.
Self-Control in Prayer
Exercising restraint in following God’s leading to continue on, stop, or to change what you are praying.