As we pray, fellowship, and listen to God, our faith grows stronger. Use this prayer to help women explore ways they can strengthen their faith.
Ask women to look up Galatians 5:22-23 and write out the passage on a sheet of paper.
Say: As we grow in our faith, these are things we’ll see in our lives. Things like love, joy, peace, and patience deepen and strengthen our faith.
Direct each woman to fold her paper in half (top to bottom), and silently pray for one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit to be evident in her life. After a minute, direct women to turn the paper around so the thinner side is at the top, and again fold the paper in half (top to bottom), praying for a different fruit of the Spirit. Continue until women have folder their papers up to six times.
Say: It is nearly impossible to fold a sheet of paper more than six times. Each time you fold the paper, it doubles in thickness. What a cool way to view spiritual growth. We truly do want our friendship with God to grow…exponentially!
Then close by praying: Loving God, strengthen our faith. As we grow closer to you, help us to show love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control. In Jesus’ name, amen.