Dear God,

Teach me love.
To love You unconditionally.
Then I'll learn
To love others despite their conditions.

Teach me joy,
Thy unspeakable joy.
Then I'll learn
To spread a "smile" to those who need one.

Teach me peace.
That surpasses all understanding.
Then I'll learn
To calm the storm of an anxious soul.

Teach me long-suffering.
To understand not all paths are always straight;
Then I'll learn
To walk with You through the winding paths.

Teach me gentleness.
Like God's gentle lamb.
Then I'll learn
To be gentle even to the toughest people.

Teach me goodness;
To be kind-hearted like Prophets.
Then I'll learn
To share the good things You've blessed me with.

Teach me faith;
To see beyond the circumstances.
Then I'll learn
To say, "I'm grateful You're taking over."

Teach me meekness;
To know what's like to be born in a manger.
Then I'll learn
To appreciate the simple things in life.

Teach me temperance;
To know the meaning of "to wait."
Then I'll learn
The rewards of patience are indeed a blessing from You!

I've always wondered;
Why against such there is no law?
Then I realized;
To love You is simply to obey Your Word.

author unknown

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law. (NIV)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,
faith, meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law. (KJV)

see also:
Bible verses