Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Beg for the Spirit’s Assistance in Prayer and Aim for God’s Glory

Adoration 1.19 | NASB

I must beg for the powerful assistance and influence of the blessed Spirit of grace in my prayers.

Lord, I do not know how to pray as I should, but let Your Spirit help my weaknesses and make intercession for me. Romans 8:26(NASB)

O pour out on me the Spirit of grace and of supplication, Zechariah 12:10(NASB) the Spirit of adoption teaching me to cry, “Abba, Father”; Romans 8:15(NASB) that I may find in my heart to pray this prayer: O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling places, to God my exceeding joy. Psalm 43:3-4(NASB)

O Lord, open my lips, that my mouth may declare Your praise. Psalm 51:15(NASB)

I must make the glory of God my highest end in all my prayers.

This is what You, O LORD, have said: that by those who come near You, You will be treated as holy, and before all the people You will be honored; Leviticus 10:3(NASB) I therefore worship before You, O Lord, that I may glorify Your name; Psalm 86:9(NASB) and therefore I call on You, that You may rescue me, and I may honor You. Psalm 50:15(NASB)

For from You and through You and to You are all things. Romans 11:36(NASB)

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