Day Six – Similar to a farmer’s market, the local market has direct access from farm to market for customers. Items may be few in number compared to a bigger grocery store but can seem fresher. Shoppers can haggle for the cost of vegetables, fruits, or home goods, but repeat customers can find a good deal. It’s a place of building relationships. Pray for those who provide goods to the market, those who sell in the market, and those who purchase items, that the Lord Almighty would be made known and all would hunger and thirst for Him.
Hunger and thirst are natural expressions of our need for food and water. When we lose our appetite, perhaps there is something wrong physically with us. To hunger and thirst for God is at our root of being. God made us this way. When there is no hunger for God’s presence, that’s an indication of something wrong spiritually. Pray for those who work and visit local markets to find their satisfaction in God. Ask God to answer those who hunger and thirst, but do not yet know Him. “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; so that people may see and know, may consider, and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this.” Isaiah 41:17, 20.