Evidence of the Holy Spirit

This prayer guide, inspired by the chapter titled Evidence of the Holy Spirit in Strategic Renewal’s resource 21 Days of Prayer for Your Church Leader, is focused on seeking God’s face through the following passage.

Galatians 5:16-26

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who dosuch things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers

Evidence or the Holy Spirit Prayer Guide


Identify and celebrate God’s praiseworthy attributes

  • The Spirit is more powerful than the flesh (v. 16)
  • The leadership of the Holy Spirit frees us from being bound to the law (v. 18
  • The Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience…etc (vv. 22-23)
  • The Holy Spirit is humble and keeps us from conceit and envy (vv. 25-26)

Prayer Prompts

  • Father, thank You that the Holy Spirit has given me the power over…
  • Blessed Holy Spirit, thank You for how I have experienced Your fruit of…when…
  • Jesus, I am grateful for how…(church leader) has displayed evidence of the Spirit by…


Surrender to Him and His ways

  • LORD, I confess that I have not walked by the Spirit when …
  • I repent of…(name a work of the flesh) and I surrender afresh today to the Holy Spirit’s leading.


Ask the Spirit to guide prayer over concerns, resources, and relationships

  • LORD, help…(church leader) walk by the Holy Spirit, especially as they…
  • Holy Spirit, may Your fruit of…be evidenced in…(church leader) so that…
  • Father, help our church be led by the Holy Spirit so that we can…


Encouragement and strength for spiritual battle

  • LORD, keep us in step with Spirit as we face the temptation to…(list ways the enemy brings conceit, provoking one another and envy into our lives)


*this prayer guide is an excerpt from the appendix of 21 Day of Praying for Your Church Leaders, by Strategic Renewal. Click HERE for more information on this resource.