Today my Faith Sharing Group met. We have been studying The Fruits of the Spirit - Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Today we studied the chapter on Gentleness.

I think there's gentleness in the daffodil, the soft sway with the wind, the springtime fragrance, and the yellow color. Here is a prayer to the Lord about gentleness:

Gentleness Prayer:
Gentle Savior, forgive our brash manner when we flurry into Your presence with demands. Teach us to kneel before we petition You, lest we remain insensitive to Your heart. May we learn from the gentleness that surrounds us - the morning breeze, the dove’s coo, the snowflake’s flutter, the fragrance from a crushed rose petal, the down in a nest. All around us are Your fingerprints of gentleness. May we too leave a gentle imprint on our abrasive society. We all long for the comfort only Your gentle touch can bring. Amen.

This prayer is from Patsy Clairmont's book "The Shoe Box."

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