Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Humbly Profess the Desire of your Heart for God

Adoration 1.16 | KJV

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 thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee or in comparison of thee. When my flesh and my heart fail, be thou the strength of my heart and my portion for ever, Psalm 73:25-26(KJV) the portion of my inheritance in the other world and of my cup in this; and then I will say that the lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places, and that I have a goodly heritage. Psalm 16:5-6(KJV)

The desire of my soul is to thy name and to the remembrance of thee; with my soul have I desired thee in the night, and with my spirit within me will I seek thee early. Isaiah 26:8-9(KJV)

As the hart panteth after the water brook, so panteth my soul after thee, O God; my soul thirsteth for God, for the living God, Psalm 42:1-2(KJV) who will command his loving-kindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8(KJV)

O that I may come hungering and thirsting after righteousness, Matthew 5:6(KJV) for thou fillest the hungry with good things, but the rich thou sendest empty away. Luke 1:53(KJV)

O that my soul may thirst for thee, and my flesh long for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; that I may see thy power and thy glory, as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Thy loving-kindness is better than life; Psalm 63:1-3(KJV) my soul shall be satisfied with that as with marrow and fatness, and then my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. Psalm 63:5(KJV)

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