Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Bewail your Lack of Love for Others

Confession 2.10 | KJV

My uncharitableness towards my brethren, and unpeaceableness with my relations, neighbours, and friends, and perhaps injustice towards them.

I have been very guilty concerning my brother; Genesis 42:21(KJV) for I have not studied the things that make for peace, nor things wherewith I might edify others. Romans 14:19(KJV)

I have been ready to judge my brother and to set at nought my brother, forgetting that I must shortly stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Romans 14:10(KJV)

Contrary to the royal law of charity, I have vaunted myself and been puffed up, have behaved myself unseemly and sought my own; I have been easily provoked, have rejoiced in iniquity, 1 Corinthians 13:4-6(KJV) and been secretly glad at calamities. Proverbs 17:5(KJV)

I have been desirous of vain glory, provoking others, envying others, Galatians 5:26(KJV) when I should have considered others, to provoke to love and to good works. Hebrews 10:24(KJV)

The bowels of my compassion have been shut up from those that are in need; 1 John 3:17(KJV) and I have hidden myself from my own flesh. Isaiah 58:7(KJV) Nay, perhaps my eye has been evil against my poor brother, Deuteronomy 15:9(KJV) and I have despised the poor. James 2:6(KJV)

And if in any thing I have gone beyond and defrauded my brother, 1 Thessalonians 4:6(KJV) if I have walked with vanity, and my foot hath hasted to deceit, Job 31:5(KJV) and any blot hath cleaved to my hands, Job 31:7(KJV) Lord, discover it to me, that if I have done iniquity, I may do so no more. Job 34:32(KJV)

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