Fasting Day 12: Being Filled With the Holy Spirit – Prayers for Bearing the ‘The Fruits of the Spirit’

Prophetic Declaration for the Year:

 “I have victory over everything that strove with me in the past, for God has given me room to flourish in the land.

“Therefore this is My Year of REHOBOTH.”


TODAY’S READING:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23


REFLECTION

It is only the Holy Spirit that will help us to please God in our today’s world. He is the only One that will empower us to walk in joy, peace and kindness. Jesus said…

 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear [to hear] them now.

 But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future].

He will glorify and honor Me, because He (the Holy Spirit) will take from what is Mine and will disclose it to you. –  John 16:12-14  (AMP)

Every Child of God who wants to have victory in life must desire a strong relationship with the Holy Spirit. We must learn to surrender to Him and His ministry on a day by day basis. He illuminates the scriptures when we read it, gives our heart rest and confidence regarding the future and guides us in taking the right decisions to please God and be more productive in life.

So today, I bring us to remembrance of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. I call on us to dedicate today and pray for His Fruits and Gifts.

Today, we’ll dedicate it to the Holy Spirit. We’ll talk to Him all through the day and ask Him to manifest His fruits and gifts in our lives.

According to our text, the fruits of the Holy Spirit include:

  • Love,
  • Joy,
  • Peace,
  • Forbearance (Patience),
  • Kindness,
  • Goodness,
  • Faithfulness,
  • Gentleness
  • Self-control

When these fruits are in our lives, in abundance, we bear fruits for the Kingdom of God and receive the promises of God. We overcome the devil on a daily basis and win in all situations.

Select three or four prayers from any of the prayers below and meditate and pray them all through the day. As you go to bed, make out time to pray out the remaining prayers or all of it and thank God for answered prayers.


SCRIPTURES FOR REFLECTION

1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 Peter 4:8 – And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

Romans 8:6 – For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Ephesians 5:9 – For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;

Colossians 3:14 – And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

1 Corinthians 13:1 – Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.


PRAYERS FOR THE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

1.

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for engrafting me in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit as a branch.

You designed me to bear fruits of righteousness, love, peace, joy, gentleness, self-control, goodness, patience, and kindness.

O LORD, I desire to bear these fruits in my life henceforth,  In Jesus name.


2.

Dear Holy Spirit, I desire to remain rooted in Christ, bearing fruits that lead others to the light of God’s love.

I desire to walk in LOVE, forgiving others at all times and gifting God’s blessings on my life with others,  just as God Loved and gave Jesus to die for us.

I desire to walk in joy every day of my life, thereby drawing from the well of salvation.

Please remind and help me at all times to LOVE and be joyful as I live, in Jesus name.


3.

Dear Holy Spirit, I desire to walk in peace with myself and with others as a child of God.

I desire to walk in patience, for faith makes no haste.

I desire to walk in kindness, thoughtfulness and compassion for others just as Christ was compassionate at all times.

Provide me with daily assistance to bear these fruits of peace, patience and kindness in abundance this year, so that Jesus will be glorified in my life every day, in Jesus name.


4.

Dear Holy Spirit, I desire to bear the fruit of Goodness, so that I may lead others to Jesus Christ.

I desire to be faithful at all times with whatever God blesses me with, so that I may stand before God in the end and receive the rewards of faithfulness.

I desire to be gentle with myself and others, in thoughts, words and actions, so that I may be an instrument of encouragement and uplifting to others and not discouragement.

I desire to walk in Self-control in food, dressing, and in everything so that I could win the race set before me and not be a cast away after preaching to others.

I call upon You to empower me every day to bear these fruits as I live, serve God and relate with others.

In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


PRAYERS FOR THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

5.

Dear Holy Spirit,

You are the One here on earth today testifying of Christ and bearing witness of His death and resurrection.

I surrender myself to THEE today; knowing fully well that One united You is united with God the Father and our Savior, LORD Jesus Christ.

Holy Spirit, I desire Your gifts this day, and I come asking You to brood upon me right now and manifest Your presence in my life and fill me with the Glory of Heaven, in Jesus name.


6.

Holy Spirit,

I give You my heart and I offer my passionate thanksgiving for all the grace which You never cease to impart on me. 

Manifest in me the Gift which You have bestowed on me for my spiritual instruction, and benefiting of Your people.  In Jesus name.


7.

Dear Holy Spirit,

Your Word reveals different gifts that come from You, given to us, individually, to serve the Body of Christ. These gifts according to 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 include:

  • The gift of word of wisdom
  • The gift of word of knowledge
  • The gift of faith
  • The gift of healing
  • The gift of performing miracles
  • The gift of prophecy
  • The gift of discernment of spirits
  • The gift of speaking in different tongues and
  • The gift of interpreting different tongues.

Holy Spirit, if You ask me, I would say that I need all of these gifts.

However, I know there is a gift or several gifts You have already imparted in me. Cause me to recognize this gift or these gifts and let them manifest in my life, in such a way I would be so convinced of Your Work in my life.

In Jesus name.


8.

Holy Spirit,

Please make me humble even as I serve Your people with the gifts You have bestowed on me, which begins to flow and manifest in undeniable ways in my life henceforth.

In Jesus name

 

Daniel C. Okpara is the author of numerous best-selling books, including, What Do You Have in Your House?, Parable of the Serpent, Pillars of Excellence in Life and Business, Take it By Force, Prayer Wave, and Many others. He is the founder of Better Life World Outreach Center, a non-denominational ministry dedicated to global evangelism and equipping of God's people to live a better life. He is also the founder of Breakthrough Prayers Foundation www.breakthroughprayers.org), an online portal leading people all over the world to encounter God and change their lives through prayer. He has authored over 50 books on business, prayer, relationship, and investment.

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    Julius juba January 20, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Amen.

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