Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Rely on Jesus Alone for Acceptance with God

Adoration 1.20 | NASB

I must profess my entire reliance on the Lord Jesus Christ alone for acceptance with God and come in His name.

I am not presenting my supplications before You on account of any merits of my own, Daniel 9:18(NASB) for I am before You in my guilt, Ezra 9:15(NASB) and cannot stand before You because of it; Psalm 130:3(NASB) but I make mention of Christ’s righteousness, even of His only, who is the LORD our righteousness, Jeremiah 23:6(NASB) and therefore the LORD my righteousness.

I know that even spiritual sacrifices are acceptable to God only through Christ Jesus, 1 Peter 2:5(NASB) nor can I hope to receive anything but what I ask of You in His name; John 16:23(NASB) and therefore, freely bestow grace on me in the Beloved, Ephesians 1:6(NASB) that other angel who put much incense to the prayers of the saints and offers them up on the golden altar before the throne. Revelation 8:3(NASB)

I come in the name of the great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, who can sympathize with my weaknesses, Hebrews 4:14-15(NASB) and is therefore able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, because He always lives, making intercession. Hebrews 7:25(NASB)

Behold my shield, O God, and look upon the face of Your Anointed, Psalm 84:9(NASB) in whom You have by a voice out of the heavens declared Yourself to be well-pleased; Lord, be well-pleased with me in Him. Matthew 3:17(NASB)

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