Join with the global Foursquare family and follow along in 21
Days of Prayer + Fasting. Read about Foursquare President’s
Glenn Burris Jr.’s heart for this year’s call to prayer, and then
jump right in as we journey through the fruit of the Spirit and
the gifts of the Spirit.
DAY 9
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: GENTLENESS
BY VOLKER HEITZ,
national leader of The Foursquare Church in Switzerland
Gentleness, or meekness, is a divinely balanced virtue that only the Holy Spirit can operate in our lives.
Interestingly, Luther translated the Greek word praytes in German as sanftmut; “sanft” means gentle, and
“mut” is courage. We need the Holy Spirit in order to bring gentleness and courage together in our
own lives.
We all know gentle people, and we all know courageous people. But in order to live out both virtues in
our lives, we need to pray for the intervention of the Holy Spirit. We need help to follow our King and
Savior, who is gentle and humble. Matthew 11:29 instructs us: “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (NIV). By His Holy Spirit, Christ
cultivates that same quality in us to make a difference in a harsh and violent world.
PRAYER POINTS
• Let us pray for gentle hearts in our dealings and in our churches.
• Pray for balance in your life between gentleness and courage. Pray for a gentle spirit when we are
challenged or attacked.
• Pray for courage to stand up against unrighteousness and mockery.
• Pray for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted.
VIDEO: THE POWER OF GOD’S GENTLENESS
Gentleness is power under control, and in a harsh and hurting world, it can help heal. Jesus was our
example; He had a gentle spirit and yet spoke courageously as He encountered an unrighteous world.
Watch Volker Heitz’s Video or visit 4sq.ca/21daysvideos
ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE READING
Read Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV).
DAY 8
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: FAITHFULNESS
BY SERGIO CÁCERES,
national leader of The Foursquare Church in Argentina
The Christian life is about more than having faith; it is necessary that we be found faithful. Faithfulness is
permanence in the ways of God. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we begin to grow in faithfulness.
A faithful or loyal person is one who remains constant in his affections, in the fulfillment of his obligations,
in the trust he owes to another. Faithfulness is linked with gratitude. A loyal person is one who has
received good from another and has not forgotten it.
Unfaithful is the one who betrays, the ungrateful person who has forgotten the good that has been
done to him. God is the epitome of faithfulness to us. Psalm 89:8 says, “You, Lord, are mighty, and Your
faithfulness surrounds You.” God is faithful to His promises; His words are eternal and do not change. In
His great love, God has remained faithful from the beginning. His faithfulness is eternal and perfect.
PRAYER POINTS
• Pray for faithful people who can teach others.
• Pray for a generation that is influential and inspirational.
• Pray that in times of temptation and trial we choose to be faithful to the One who called us.
• Thank the Lord that our character can change to be more like His. Ask the Holy Spirit to do a work
in you to exalt Christ as Lord of Lords and demonstrate the signs of His love.
VIDEO: LIVING A BALANCED LIFE
As leaders, we freely help, give and minister to others. But, to live balanced life, we must also receive
and be ministered to. Watch Sergio Cáceres’s Video or visit 4sq.ca/21daysvideos
DAY 7
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: GOODNESS
BY PIET BRINKSMA,
national leader of The Foursquare Church in the Netherlands
The main message the apostle John, the close friend of Jesus, learned from his time with the Lord was:
“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5, NKJV). To put it in other words: God is good—
totally good. If people spent years with you and me in our ministries, is this the message about God that
would stand out to them?
In Psalm 145, David is talking about conveying our testimony of God to the next generation and to the
world. His desire is that we will celebrate God’s “abundant goodness” and that we will proclaim: “The Lord
is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made” (Ps. 145:4-9, NIV).
If the goodness of God is the message that we will pass on, many lives will be transformed.
PRAYER POINTS
• Pray that the Lord will allow us to taste His goodness and let His grace saturate our lives, our hearts,
souls and minds.
• Pray that our ministries will mirror God’s goodness.
• Pray that the next generation will be inspired by the goodness of the Lord.
• Pray that our cities and communities will witness the goodness of the Lord through the way we
engage in and proclaim the gospel to them.
VIDEO: GOD’S GOODNESS
God’s goodness brings healing and transformation. May our legacy be to leave behind for future
generations the deep impression that God is good, so that many can have abundant lives that are
fruitful. Watch Piet Brinksma’s Video or visit 4sq.ca/21daysvideos
ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE READING
Read Ps. 145:4-9 (NIV).
DAY 6
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: KINDNESS
BY XAVIER ADRIAANSE,
national leader of The Foursquare Church in South Africa
When I think about kindness, I’m reminded of my mom. When I was a child, she would constantly remind
my five siblings and me to be kind and considerate toward one another. Yet, it seemed like the most
difficult thing to do. In Ephesians, Paul encourages us to live out kindness as evidence of the Spirit at
work in our lives.
Kindness is goodness in action, doing what’s best for others even when they don’t deserve it, and being
patient with those who are difficult. God’s kindness to us was planned and intentional. Jesus went
the extra mile to lift us out of destruction, changing our lives. As I give Him free reign over my life, His
presence and my openness bring about amazing opportunities for the fruit of kindness to become more
evident in my life.
The Holy Spirit wants to help us be channels of God’s kindness by our actions to others. Let’s go the extra
mile today and live out the kindness of the Lord to a world that desperately needs it be.
PRAYER POINTS
• Pray that we would yield to the Spirit’s work to develop His fruit in our lives.
• Pray that the fruit of kindness would be lived out in our relationships to bless and encourage others.
• Pray that the Lord will use this fruit to help us reach out to those who don’t know Him.
VIDEO: KINDNESS IN ACTION
Paul encourages us to live out kindness as evidence of the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. The Spirit-
Filled Life Bible describes kindness as goodness in action, gentleness in dealing with others, and
doing what’s best for others, even when they don’t deserve it. Watch Xavier Adriaanse’s Video or visit
4sq.ca/21daysvideos
ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE READING
Read Titus 3:4-7 (NLT) and Eph. 4:34 (NKJV).
DAY 5
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: PATIENCE
BY TED VAIL
director of Foursquare Missions International and vice president of global operations
Patience is a fruit of the Spirit. As a fruit, that means seeds must be planted. Those seeds take time to
grow, and waiting is involved until the fruit is ready to eat. Ironically, I find that when I’m struggling to wait
on the Lord, it’s often He who has been waiting on me. One of the best ways to grow seeds of patience in
our lives is to consider the Lord and His patience toward us.
Isaiah 40:31 describes an active kind of waiting, like a waiter in a restaurant, one who is attentive and
ready to respond at any moment. Imagine if we viewed waiting on the Lord as an act of obedience, ready
for whatever He has for us next. This heart of readiness to obey allows the seeds of patience to grow into
the fruit of the patient person God has called you to be.
PRAYER POINTS
• Ask the Lord to teach you to wait on Him.
• Ask if He’s waiting on you for anything, and for the courage to obey.
• Ask Him to raise the fruit of patience in you, and that you will be patient with others as He is patient
with us.
VIDEO: PATIENCE IS OBEDIENCE
Imagine if we viewed patience as an act of obedience, ready for whatever the Lord has for us next.
This heart of readiness to obey isn’t passive; it’s an active kind of waiting, and allows for the seeds of
patience to grow. Watch Ted Vail’s Video or visit 4sq.ca/21daysvideos
ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE READING
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
DAY 4
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: PEACE
BY JIM SCOTT
FMI area missionary to North America
Don Richardson’s book, Peace Child, tells of a story he and his wife, Carol, heard while serving among
three Sawi tribes of Irian Jaya: the Haenam, Kamur and Yawi peoples. Two warring tribes seeking peace
presented to one another a “peace child.” Kaiyo, a tribal leader, handed over his only baby son to the
Haenam tribe, saying, “I give you my son, and with him my name.” Haeman’s leader said: “It is enough! I
will surely plead for peace between us.” A father from the Haenam tribe held up one of his sons and said
to Kaiyo, “If you plead peace among your people, I give you my son and my name.”
“Why was this necessary for peace?” Don asked. The reply was stunning: “It is impossible to have peace
without a peace child. Our villages will guard these children even more carefully than their own. So long
as the peace child lives, there will be peace among warring tribes.”
God’s peace child is Jesus. The Prince of Peace provides us the promise of peace among warring tribes
and factions wherever they are found today. Where Jesus is honored and received, He puts to death
opposition and hostility so there can be peace among all peoples!
 
PRAYER POINTS
• Pray for friends and family, that they will be brought near by the blood of Christ and discover that
He is their peace who will bring them peace both personally and with others.
• Pray for families, that His peace will be consistently experienced so our homes would be places of
peace.
• Pray for our communities, that those captured by racism, bigotry, hatred, anger and violence will be
healed by the blood of Jesus, so that they all may come together in peace.
• Pray for the peoples of our nation and our world, that the walls of separation would be broken
down, thus making peace where before there was war and strife.
VIDEO: JESUS OUR PEACE
Because we believe God is the same yesterday, today and forever, Jesus’s promise of peace is for us
in every generation. It transcends any circumstance, comforts us, and can change us forever.
Watch Jim Scott’s Video or visit 4sq.ca/21daysvideos
ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE READING
Read Ephesians 2:13-16 (NKJV).
DAY 3
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: JOY
BY TAMMY DUNAHOO,
general supervisor and vice president of U.S. operations, The Foursquare Church
Since my childhood, I have been intrigued with the fruit of the Spirit Paul shares in Galatians 5:22.
My earliest memory of this concept is of a Sunday school teacher giving me a drawing of a bowl filled
with apples, bananas and oranges, which I was to color—inside the lines, of course!—while she taught us
about love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
What was missing in that lesson was the understanding that these characteristics are the product of a
deep and abiding friendship with God. These are not attributes we work to acquire through our willpower;
they are the result of the transformative presence of the Holy Spirit.
When darkness, pain and despair are prevalent all around, the fruit of joy may seem displaced. Yet, this
beautiful fruit is neither produced by nor dependent upon external circumstances. Rather, it flourishes in
the midst of such environments because of its internal source, Holy Spirit power.
 
PRAYER POINTS
• Pray that the NextGen (individuals from cradle to college age) around the world would be filled
with the Holy Spirit, and mature in friendship and intimacy with the Spirit.
• Pray that the church would become known for its infectious joy.
• Pray for the persecuted church around the world to have a song of joy in the midst of the darkness.
• Pray that every local church would encounter a new level of joy every time they gather to worship.
VIDEO: COMPLETE JOY
Jesus said that His joy in us makes our joy complete. Much of what He said about the relationships
between the Father, Himself and the Holy Spirit points to the outcome of discovering this joy, which is
totally dependent upon our relationship with Him. Watch Tammy Dunahoo’s Video or visit
4sq.ca/21daysvideos
ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE READING
Read Psalm 33:20-22 (MSG).
DAY 2
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: LOVE
BY GLENN BURRIS, JR.,
president of The Foursquare Church (U.S.)
Everybody likes a good love story—it’s one of the reasons the Hallmark Channel exists. When Paul wrote
about love to the believers in Corinth, their understanding of love consisted of shallow, self-serving eros
love and brotherly, helpful phileo love. Paul introduced them to agape love: complete, sacrificial,
pure and lasting.
This new love is free, unearned and available to anyone. Agape comes from the heart of God. And
He gives it away without cost, through anyone who will host His presence. Make room for God today.
He wants to love this broken world through you with a selfless, sacrificial kind of love.
Accepting and being a host of that love, you will experience a completeness like never before. It’s not a
love you can generate on your own; it’s a fruit that only grows on one kind of tree—the fruit of the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit. It’s the best love story there ever was, and anyone who partakes will live
happily ever after.
PRAYER POINTS
• Pray for a heart big enough to love everyone God brings into your life with an agape love.
• Pray for the hearts of those God places in your life to be open to God’s great love.
• Pray for eyes to see and the ability to accept selfless love in your own life, knowing it comes
from the Lord.
VIDEO: SUPERNATURAL LOVE
Paul’s writing about love as a fruit of the Spirit is much different than the world’s definition of love.
Have you ever had to supernaturally love someone who’s betrayed you? The only kind of love which
makes that possible is the kind of love that is born of the Spirit. Watch Glenn Burris Jr.’s Video or visit
4sq.ca/21daysvideos 
DAY 1
TRANSFORMED BY JESUS
BY LESLIE KEEGEL,
national leader of The Foursquare Church in Sri Lanka and chair of the Foursquare Global Council
An amazing story of transformation is found in Luke 8:26-39.
Everyone in Gadarenes dismissed the demon-possessed man as a case beyond redemption.
According to Luke, the man was naked, out of control and homeless. He was tortured by many evil spirits:
they made him break chains that bound him, caused him to hurt himself and made him live all alone.
When Jesus arrived, He focused His attention on the tormented man. Christ was moved with compassion
and set him free from the legion of demons possessing him. The community of Gadara saw the once
hopeless man “sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind” (v.35).
Jesus did three significant things to change the destiny of a helpless man. First, He focused his attention
on the man. Second, He showed him compassion. Third, He set him free. May the Holy Spirit fill our hearts
with love to focus on the lost and broken lives, have compassion on them and, intentionally and with
much prayer, work toward their transformation.
 
PRAYER POINTS
• Let us pray that we His servants will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to heal the brokenhearted
and set the captives free.
• Let us uphold the 50 nations that persecute Christians the most. The top 10 countries where it is
most dangerous and difficult to practice the Christian faith are: North Korea, Somalia, Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Eritrea.
• Pray and intercede for the three billion unreached peoples in our world.
• The United Nations estimates that 795 million people suffer from hunger. Let’s uphold the poor and
the hungry in prayer, because Jesus cares for them.
• The Foursquare Church in Bangladesh and India needs urgent prayer.
 
VIDEO: SEEKING THE FACE OF GOD
Jesus was constantly led by and filled with the Holy Spirit. As we seek the face of God through our
21 Days of Prayer + Fasting, we will have the touch of Jesus through the Holy Spirit that will transform
people’s lives. Watch Leslie Keegel’s Video or visit 4sq.ca/21daysvideos
 
ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE READING
Read Luke 8: 26-39 (NKJV).