Prayers for the Week: Fruit of the Spirit – Forbearance

By Mike Ellis

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)

Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s Prayers for the Week post. We continue our series on the fruits of the Spirit, this is the fourth week, and that means this week we are discussing forbearance, or more commonly known as patience.

As there are no coincidences when it comes to God, let me tell you straight out that this particular fruit comes to us at the perfect time. We have a lot of prayer requests this week, and an equally great number of praises, but in the unspoken requests category, one of my biggest needs as a Christian brother is to learn to better draw upon the patience that God has granted me. I far to often tell others that I wasn’t given this particular fruit, but you know what, that is flat out not true. God doesn’t withhold from us the fruits of the Spirit — rather, it is us that choose to accept the fruit from Him, but by saying that you weren’t given a particular …read more

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