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.