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Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer, it does not rise from deceitful lips.
Psalms 17:1
 
The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him, may your hearts live forever!
Psalms 22:26
 
Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
Psalms 24:6
 
guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalms 25:5
 
My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
Psalms 25:15
 
My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.
Psalms 27:8
 
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Psalms 27:14
 
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
Psalms 33:20
 
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Psalms 34:10
 
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4
 
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalms 37:7
 
For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
Psalms 37:9
 
Wait for the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
Psalms 37:34
 
"Hear my prayer, O LORD, listen to my cry for help; be not deaf to my weeping. For I dwell with you as an alien, a stranger, as all my fathers were.
Psalms 39:12
 
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
Psalms 40:1
 
For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng.
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and 6 my God. My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon,from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
I say to God my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?"
My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Psalms 42:1-11
 
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Surely you desire truth in the inner parts ; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Psalms 51:1-17
 
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
Psalms 62:1
 
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Psalms 63:1
 
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Psalms 63:8
 
Summon your power, O God ; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.
Psalms 68:28
 
I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
Psalms 69:3
 
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, "Let God be exalted!"
Psalms 70:4
 
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.
Psalms 81:10
 
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Psalms 84:2
 
Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
Psalms 86:11-12
 
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Psalms 94:19
 
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
Psalms 105:4
 
I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
Psalms 118:17
 
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
Psalms 119:2
 
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
Psalms 119:10
 
My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
Psalms 119:20
 
How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness. w Waw 41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
Psalms 119:40
 
Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.
Psalms 119:77
 
Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth. l Lamedh 89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Psalms 119:88
 
Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.
Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.
Psalms 119:116-117
 
Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
Psalms 119:122
 
Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
Psalms 119:133
 
Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
Psalms 119:149
 
Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.
Psalms 119:156
 
I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.
As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy.
Psalms 123:1-2
 
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.
Psalms 130:5
 
I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
Psalms 143:5-6
 
and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2:3-5
 
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
Proverbs 8:17
 
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
Proverbs 8:34
 
I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.
Isaiah 8:17
 
Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
Isaiah 26:8-9
 
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31
 
"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Isaiah 55:1-2
 
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Isaiah 55:6
 
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13
 
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
Lamentations 3:25-26
 
Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say:
Lamentations 3:41
 
Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.
Hosea 10:12
 
LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.
Habakkuk 3:2
 
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Matthew 5:6
 
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
Luke 6:21
 
but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
Luke 10:42
 
Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast.
They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."
John 12:20-21
 
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14
 
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:6
 
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