Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Humbly Profess the Desire of your Heart for God

Adoration 1.16 | NASB

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 besides You, I desire nothing on earth or in comparison to You. When my flesh and my heart fail, be the strength of my heart and my portion forever, Psalm 73:25-26(NASB) the portion of my inheritance in the other world and of my cup in this; and then I will say that the lines have fallen to me in pleasant places, and that my heritage is beautiful to me. Psalm 16:5-6(NASB)

Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of my soul; at night my soul longs for You, indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently. Isaiah 26:8-9(NASB)

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God; my soul thirsts for God, for the living God, Psalm 42:1-2(NASB) who will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and whose song will be with me in the night, my prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8(NASB)

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

O that my soul may thirst for You, and my flesh yearn for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water; that I may see You in the sanctuary, may see Your power and Your glory. Your lovingkindness is better than life; Psalm 63:1-3(NASB) my soul will be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and then my mouth will offer praises with joyful lips. Psalm 63:5(NASB)

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