Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Bewail your Anger, Love of the World, and Love of the Flesh

Confession 2.8 | KJV

The breaking out of passion and rash anger.

I have not had the rule which I ought to have had over my own spirit, which has therefore been as a city that is broken down and has no walls. Proverbs 25:28(KJV)

I have been soon angry, and anger hath rested in my bosom. Ecclesiastes 7:9(KJV) And when my spirit has been provoked, I have spoken unadvisedly with my lips, Psalm 106:33(KJV) and have been guilty of that clamour and bitterness which should have been put far from me. Ephesians 4:31(KJV)

My covetousness and love of the world.

My conversation has not been without covetousness, Hebrews 13:5(KJV) nor have I learned in every state to be content with such things as I have. Philippians 4:11(KJV)

Who can say that he is clean from that love of money which is the root of all evil, 1 Timothy 6:10(KJV) that covetousness which is idolatry? Colossians 3:5(KJV)

I have sought great things to myself when thou hast said, Seek them not. Jeremiah 45:5(KJV)

My sensuality and flesh-pleasing.

I have minded the things of the flesh more than the things of the Spirit, Romans 8:5(KJV) and have lived in pleasure in the earth and have been wanton, and have nourished my heart as in a day of slaughter. James 5:5(KJV)

I have made provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts of it, Romans 13:14(KJV) even those lusts which war against my soul; 1 Peter 2:11(KJV) and in many instances, have acted as if I had been a lover of pleasure more than a lover of God. 2 Timothy 3:4(KJV)

When I did eat and when I did drink, did I not eat to myself and drink to myself? Zechariah 7:6(KJV)

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