Bible Passage for Meditation: Galatians 5:22-26
Key Verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22, 23
We pray you are being blessed on this journey of prayer as much as we are! For the next ten days of prayer we will reflect on “personal consecration” as it’s displayed through the fruit of the Spirit.
The main goal we are praying for during this 100 Days of Prayer program is that the Holy Spirit will be poured out abundantly on us as a church so that we will be equipped to finish the work so we can go home to heaven. But the work starts with us as individuals. It starts personally, and in our own homes.
In Acts of the Apostles we are told, “Every worker who follows the example of Christ will be prepared to receive and use the power that God has promised to His church for the ripening of earth’s harvest. Morning by morning, as the heralds of the gospel kneel before the Lord and renew their vows of consecration to Him, He will grant them the presence of His Spirit, with its reviving, sanctifying power. As they go forth to the day’s duties, they have the assurance that the unseen agency of the Holy Spirit enables them to be ‘laborers together with God’” (Acts of the Apostles, p. 56).
This is what we need daily: that reviving, sanctifying power. Let’s pray for that today. And let’s pray that God will continue to show us what practical Christianity and practical godliness look like in our daily lives. Let’s ask Him to give us the fruit of the Spirit, for as Inspiration tells us, “This fruit can never perish, but will produce after its kind a harvest unto eternal life” (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 68).
Heart Prayer Challenge:
Dear Heavenly Father, as we continue praying through 100 Days of Prayer for our church, we ask that You take the work deeper into our hearts. Show us what it means to have the fruit of the Spirit in our daily lives. Show us what true love looks like. Show us what it means to have joy, to have peace, to be longsuffering (even under provocation), to show godly gentleness, to act in goodness (not our goodness, but Yours), to continue praying in faith, to respond to others in meekness, and to be temperate. God, we cannot be any of these things in our own strength. This is a work that only You can do. Please change us. Make us like You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Coordinator, 100 Days of Prayer
General Conference Ministerial Association