Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Lament and Confess the Corruption of your Entire Being

Confession 2.5 | NASB

The corruption of the whole man: Irregular appetites towards those things that are pleasing to sense, and inordinate passions against those things that are displeasing, and an alienation of the mind from the principles, powers, and pleasures of the spiritual and divine life.

I am born of the flesh, and I am flesh. John 3:6(NASB) Dust I am: Genesis 3:19(NASB) I have borne the image of the earthy; 1 Corinthians 15:49(NASB) and in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells nothing good. For if the willing is present in me, yet the doing of the good is not; for the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. Romans 7:18-19(NASB)

I have a law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members; Romans 7:23(NASB) so that evil is present in me, one who wants to do good, Romans 7:21(NASB) and easily entangles me. Hebrews 12:1(NASB)

The whole head is sick, the whole heart is faint; from the sole of the foot even to the head there is nothing sound in it, only bruises, welts, and raw wounds. Isaiah 1:5-6(NASB)

There is in me a bent on turning from the living God: Hosea 11:7(NASB) My heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9(NASB) It starts aside like a broken bow. Hosea 7:16(NASB)

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