Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Consider your Evil Sins in Light of the Mercies and Warnings of God

Confession 2.16 | NIV

The more mercies I have received from God, the greater has been my sin.

You have reared me as a child and brought me up, but I have rebelled against you. Isaiah 1:2(NIV)

I have ill repaid you, O LORD, as a foolish and unwise person: You are my Father, my Creator, who made me and formed me, yet my mark has not been the mark of one of your children. Deuteronomy 32:5-6(KJV)

I have not responded to the kindness you have shown me. 2 Chronicles 32:25(NIV)

The fairer warning I have had from the word of God and from my own conscience concerning my danger of sin and danger by sin, the greater is the sin if I go on in it.

Even after many rebukes, I have remained stiff-necked, Proverbs 29:1(NIV) and have kept on in my willful ways. Isaiah 57:17(NIV)

You have sent to me, saying, “Do not do this detestable thing that I hate!” But I have not listened or paid attention. Jeremiah 44:4-5(NIV)

The word of God has been to me: Do and do, and rule on rule; Isaiah 28:13(NIV) and though I have looked at my face in a mirror, yet I have gone away and immediately forgotten what I look like. James 1:23-24(NIV)

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