Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2021 by K-LOVE Pastors

Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

Goodness means having integrity. It means doing what God says is right even when it would be easier not to. It means following the way of Jesus regardless of what it costs you. It means holding on to what God says is genuine and trusting that he sees you and will reward you for obeying him.  

Heavenly Father, thank you that you are a good God. I know I’m not perfect. I want to be more like you. Teach me how to be a person of integrity so I can walk safely. Show me where I’ve wondered from your path for my life and help me back on the road I should go. May my character be more and more conformed to the image of Christ.

A Prayer For Proverbs 10:9

“People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.”

Dear Lord, thank you for always speaking the truth, even when it’s hard to hear. I know your word is honest and the best guide for my life. Help me, to be honest in every area of my life. I know there are times when being honest may cost me. Give me the strength to do what is right, even when it’s hard, so I can honor you and have a solid foundation for my life.

A Prayer For Proverbs 11:3

“Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people.”

God, I want to walk with you each day. I know I need to be a person of integrity to do this. Remove the impurities from my heart and life. Make me the same in front of the crowd as I am behind the closed door. Remind me that my character will either help or hurt the people in my life. Help me to be a person of integrity so I can honor you and be a blessing to the people I love most.

A Prayer For Proverbs 20:7

“The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.”

Father, I don’t want to be weighed down by guilt and shame in my life. Show me how to keep my conscience clear. Point out where I’ve sinned against you and others. Give me the insight to know how to make things right and the courage to follow through. May I live in such a way that when people speak against me, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life I live because I belong to Christ.

A Prayer For 1 Peter 3:16

“But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.” 

Father, I know lying displeases you. I try to be honest, but sometimes I exaggerate or flat out lie because I’m scared. Teach me how to rest in your perfect love, so I have the strength, to be honest. May I always remember that the other person responds – I am loved by you and safe in your love. Help me delight you in how I live.

A Prayer For Proverbs 12:22

“The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.”

Heavenly Father, you are great and powerful. You have no rival or equal. There is no gift I can give you that can compare to who you are. Help me to honor you by doing what is right. I know that’s the best gift I can offer. Show me how I can please you better in my life. May I never sacrifice my character for my comfort.

A Prayer For Proverbs 21:3

“The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.” 

Lord, I want to stay focused on you, but there are so many things vying for my attention. Help me not to let the things of this life distract me from the most essential thing in life – which is you. Mark out a straight path for my feet and teach me how to stay on that path. May I not get sidetracked. Give me the wisdom and strength I need to keep from falling into temptation.

A Prayer For Proverbs 4:26-27

“Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.” 

Dear Lord, thank you for all the ways you’ve blessed my life. I know there’s no way I can even come close to repaying you. Teach me how to be a person of character. Fill me with your goodness. May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you.

A Prayer For Psalm 25:21

“May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you.”

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