From Handbook to Prayer
As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God? (Psalm 42:1–2)
My soul yearns for You in the night;
My spirit within me diligently seeks You.
When Your judgments come upon the earth,
The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. (Isaiah 26:9)
Pause to express your thoughts of praise and worship.
You are the righteous God, who searches the hearts and secret thoughts. (Psalm 7:9)
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord,
Searching the inward depths of his being. (Proverbs 20:27)
Ask the Spirit to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.