Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6)
“O God, you are my God, I seek you,
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
I will lift my hands and call on your name…
My soul clings to you” (Psalm 63:1-8).
“As the deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and behold the face of God?
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life” (Psalm 42:1-8).