Prayers for the Week: Fruit of the Spirit – Joy

By Mike Ellis

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Prayers for the Week post! Today we continue our look at the fruits of the Spirit. Last week we explored Love, this week, we are turning our attention to Joy. This is the second of the fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22. Here is the verse again for you to remember:

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)

But, as you will soon see in our prayer requests, this week has been about anything but joy for so many of our Brothers and Sisters! How are we supposed to find joy amongst so much sorrow, so much grief, so many broken hearts? Well, my friends, that is not easy for certain, but it is possible. To this poor man’s thinking, the joy is not with regards to the joy that the world can provide — no, the world is fallen, and death, sadness, and destruction are by-products of all of that because of our sin and the fallen state of …read more

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