"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me." - Galatians 2:20

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Friday, November 23, 2012


 • May my life overflow with Your fruit. 
• May I hunger for righteousness. 
• May I thirst for living water. 
• May I nourish my soul with Your Word. 
• May my mind crave purity.
 • May I purge myself of pride and ingratitude. 
• May I be satisfied with the hope I have in Christ. 
• May I not choke on my selfish desires. 
• May my heart be sustained by Your love.
 • May I not quench Your Spirit, but rather consume Your presence. 
• May I be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. 
• May I be stuffed with the joy of the Lord. 
• May my tongue testify to the sweetness of Your grace and forgiveness.
 • May I not waste the gifts You give me. 
• May I feast on Your goodness. 
• May I delight in the fellowship of believers. 
• May my soul devour the wisdom and truth of Your Word. 
• May I not swallow the enemy's lies. 
• May I savor my relationship with You, Lord. 
• May I resist spiritual milk and feed on spiritual meat. 
• May my appetite for self-discipline increase. 
• May I starve my flesh from the world's smorgasbord of sin.
 • May I give You my first fruits and not my leftovers.
 • May I continue to taste and see that the Lord is good. 
• May I have a heart for the harvest. 

 Copyright 2011 by Hester Christensen.  Edited 2012.  All rights reserved.


  1. This prayer ministered, encouraged, and challenged my heart. Your verb choices stood out to me, Hester. Hunger, nourish, purge, stuff -- powerful! I am printing this and using it during my sit-down time with Lord this season (and beyond). Thank you, friend. God bless you.

    1. Cathy,

      Thank you for your comment and kind words - I appreciate your attention to detail - I hadn't thought of the verbs as being so powerful until you mentioned it. ;) Thank you and God bless you! Love, Hester ;)

  2. Dear beautiful sister Hester... I hope you and yours shared a Thanksgiving time that you will not soon forget. What a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing it with us here. May He pour blessings all over your weekend, I pray. ~ Love from Maine, Amy :)

    1. Amy,

      Thank you for your sweet comment to me. I appreciate your kindness. :)

      God bless you! It has been a nice break from the norm - always good to be with family. ;)

      Love to you, Hester ;)

  3. From Dotti:

    "Hester ~ this is a wonderful prayer! Thank you so much for writing it and sharing it with us. This year was not about food for us - my husband had head/neck cancer surgery in January this year and is recovering, but he cannot swallow anything and has a permanent feeding tube. So, we purposefully, radically changed our traditions for Thanksgiving and Christmas - taking the focus on food out of it. Your prayer is a beautiful illustration of what we are trying to focus on now! God bless you! ~Dotti"

    1. Dotti,

      You are so sweet to send me such an encouraging email. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your heart with me. The story of your husband has touched me and you really blessed me by sharing this with me. Thank you. I pray for the Lord to strengthen you as you persevere through this time of illness. May He bless you both as you pursue Him and seek to have a heart like His.

      Love, Hester

  4. This is awesome! I see a bookmark in the making my dear friend.

    1. Thank you for your comment Jen! The bookmark has already been made sweet sister (as of last month), ;) Will send you one. ;)

      Love you dear, Hester ;)

  5. This is beautiful. I'm with Jen- I'd like to print it up (with the nice picture), laminate it, and place it somewhere prominent. Thank you!

    1. Julia,

      Thank you for your sweet comment. And, I would love to send you this bookmark. ;) I appreciate your encouragement. ;)

      Love, Hester ;)