Genesis 49:27: A new year prayer.
‘Benjamin is a ravenous wolf;
in the morning he devours the prey,
in the evening he divides the plunder.’ NIV
Benjamin was Jacob’s youngest son. These words may refer to the militaristic prowess of this tribe. Saul, the first king of Israel, came from it, and in his best days, when he walked with God, he won great victories.
But reading me this also caused me to pray:
‘Lord, please will you create in your church a ‘’ravenous’’ hunger for God and the things of God. May there be such a spiritual desire among your people that it affects the world, and we see a great awakening of spiritual appetite there also.’
This is my new year prayer, that the church will long after God; cry after God, like never before. Hunger for God comes from God. May He graciously impart this to us.