Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

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

Adoration 1.19 | NIV

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

Lord, I do not know what I ought to pray for, but let your Spirit help me in my weakness and intercede for me. Romans 8:26(NIV)

O pour on me a spirit of grace and supplication, Zechariah 12:10(NIV) the Spirit of sonship who teaches me to cry, “Abba, Father”; Romans 8:15(NIV) that I may find in my heart to pray this prayer: Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell; to God, my joy and my delight. Psalm 43:3-4(NIV)

O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. Psalm 51:15(NIV)

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

This is what you, O Lord, spoke of: that among those who approach you, you will show yourself holy; in the sight of all the people you will be honored. Leviticus 10:3(NIV) I therefore worship before you, O Lord, that I may bring glory to your name; Psalm 86:9(NIV) and therefore I call on you, that you may deliver me, and I may honor you. Psalm 50:15(NIV)

For from you and through you and to you are all things. Romans 11:36(NIV)

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