Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Bewail your Lack of Love for Others

Confession 2.10 | NASB

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

Truly I have been guilty concerning my brother; Genesis 42:21(NASB) for I have not pursued the things which make for peace or the building up of others. Romans 14:19(NASB)

I have been ready to judge my brother and to regard him with contempt, forgetting that I must shortly stand before the judgment seat of God. Romans 14:10(NASB)

Contrary to the royal law of love, I have bragged and been arrogant, have acted unbecomingly and sought my own; I have been easily provoked, have rejoiced in unrighteousness, 1 Corinthians 13:4-6(NASB) and secretly rejoiced at calamity. Proverbs 17:5(NASB)

I have become boastful, challenging others, envying others, Galatians 5:26(NASB) when I should have considered how to stimulate others to love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24(NASB)

My heart has been closed against those who are in need; 1 John 3:17(NASB) and I have hidden myself from my own flesh. Isaiah 58:7(NASB) Indeed, perhaps my eye has been hostile toward my poor brother, Deuteronomy 15:9(NASB) and I have dishonored the poor man. James 2:6(NASB)

And if in anything I have transgressed and defrauded my brother, 1 Thessalonians 4:6(NASB) if I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hastened after deceit, Job 31:5(NASB) and any spot has stuck to my hands, Job 31:7(NASB) Lord, discover it to me, that if I have done iniquity, I may not do it again. Job 34:32(NASB)

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