FATHER, I pray for each of Your followers to develop a holy hunger.

Make each one hunger for the Bread of Life (John 6), and thirst for YOU,  for You “will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground” (Isa.44:3); bring them to that Living Water that will fill them with Your Spirit, with Your Presence, with Your Love, and with Your Power, with Your very Life, for You are the fountain of life (Ps.36:9).

I ask for the alignment of heart/mind, for You honour those who bring their thoughts captive, (2 Cor.10:5) into subjection/obedience to You, aligning them with Your own thoughts (Prov.16:3), You will so bless us when we seek Your guidance, and do from the heart whatever You would have us do, as Your Word says: “But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deut.4:29). Just as for Your servant David, who kept Your commandments and who followed You with all his heart, to do only what was right in Your eyes (1Kings 14:8), let Your people do also, for that is why David became known as a “man after God’s own Heart” (1 Sam.13:14). 

May there be such a hunger for Your Word & a true heart’s desire to WALK IN IT, that daily surrender will become an automatic response, rather than being viewed as burdensome. “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Lk.9:23). May Your Word be “a lamp to each set of feet, lighting up each one’s path” (Ps.119:105).

I pray that as each one renews their walk, and commits to full surrender, their faith will be strengthened, stabilized, & their relationship with You, Father, grounded in trust & intimacy. I pray for each one to re-formulate, secure, and discover their identity in YOU, in Christ Jesus/Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, no longer dependent on self-concept, self-image, measuring self in accordance with secular, carnal standards/measurements. Let each identity become grounded in You. I pray for freedom from fear, anxiety, & doubt; may all be washed away by the Word, as each individual submerses themselves into it, and submits to, & begins to walk in it. 

Thank-You, Heavenly Father, that we have Your Word and we have been given Your Holy Spirit to enable believers to live it out, as long as we desire, and choose to do so. Thank-You, Holy Father, that “All Scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for restoration, and for training in righteousness, so that the person belonging to God may be capable, fully equipped for every good deed” (2 Tim. 3:16,17). 

I pray this prayer for each one who identifies themselves as a believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua Ha-Mashiach; and I pray it in His Name. Amen.

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