Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Humbly Profess the Desire of your Heart for God

Adoration 1.16 | NIV

I must humbly profess the desire of my heart towards God, as my felicity and portion and fountain of life and all good to me.

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you or in comparison with you. When my flesh and my heart fail, be the strength of my heart and my portion forever, Psalm 73:25-26(NIV) the portion of my inheritance in the other world and of my cup in this; and then I will say that the boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places, and that I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:5-6(NIV)

Your name and renown are the desire of my heart; my soul yearns for you in the night, and in the morning my spirit longs for you. Isaiah 26:8-9(NIV)

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, Psalm 42:1-2(NIV) who by day directs his love, and at night his song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8(NIV)

O that I may come hungering and thirsting after righteousness, Matthew 5:6(NIV) for you fill the hungry with good things, but send the rich away empty. Luke 1:53(NIV)

O that my soul may thirst for you, and my body long for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water; that I may behold your power and your glory, as I have seen you in the sanctuary. Your love is better than life; Psalm 63:1-3(NIV) my soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods, and then with singing lips my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:5(NIV)

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