Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Entreat God’s Favorable Acceptance

Adoration 1.18 | NASB

I must entreat God’s favorable acceptance of me and my poor performances.

Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” But this we say, “Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD,” and that shall fill our hearts with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. Psalm 4:6-7(NIV)

We have sought your face with all our heart, Psalm 119:58(NIV) for in this we labor, that whether at home in the body or away from it, we may please the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:9(NIV)

O LORD, hear our prayer, listen to our cry for mercy; in your faithfulness come to our relief, Psalm 143:1(NIV) and be near us whenever we pray to you; Deuteronomy 4:7(NIV) for you have not said to Jacob’s descendants, “Seek me in vain.” Isaiah 45:19(NIV)

You who hear the young ravens when they call, Psalm 147:9(NIV) do not turn a deaf ear to us, for if you remain silent, we will be like those who have gone down to the pit. Psalm 28:1(NIV)

May our prayer be set before you like incense, and the lifting up of our hands be acceptable in your sight like the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2(NIV)

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