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 – for a printable version go to Offering Prayer – Fruit of the Spirit)
Take a moment to pray this for yourself and those around you as well. How might the fruit of the Spirit come to life in you as a gift to be shared with those around you today? Spirit, I offer you myself to be transformed moment-by-moment into a living image of your life. May you work in deep, loving, gentle, and powerful ways within me right now.