Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

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

Confession 2.8 | NASB

The breaking out of passion and rash anger.

I have not had the control which I ought to have had over my spirit, which has therefore been like a city that is broken into and without walls. Proverbs 25:28(NASB)

I have been eager in my heart to be angry, and anger has resided in my bosom. Ecclesiastes 7:9(NASB) And when my spirit has been rebellious, I have spoken rashly with my lips, Psalm 106:33(NASB) and have been guilty of that clamor and bitterness which should have been put far from me. Ephesians 4:31(NASB)

My covetousness and love of the world.

My character has not been free from the love of money, Hebrews 13:5(NASB) nor have I learned to be content in every circumstance with what I have. Philippians 4:11(NASB)

Who can say that he is clean from that love of money which is a root of all sorts of evil, 1 Timothy 6:10(NASB) that greed which amounts to idolatry? Colossians 3:5(NASB)

I have sought great things for myself when You have said, “Do not seek them.” Jeremiah 45:5(NASB)

My sensuality and flesh-pleasing.

I have set my mind on the things of the flesh more than the things of the Spirit; Romans 8:5(NASB) I have lived luxuriously on the earth and have led a life of wanton pleasure, and have fattened my heart in a day of slaughter. James 5:5(NASB)

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

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

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