Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Earnestly Pray for the Forgiveness of your Sins

Petition 3.1 | NASB

I must earnestly pray for the pardon and forgiveness of all my sins.

Lord, I come to You, as the poor tax collector who stood some distance away and was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast; and I pray his prayer, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’ Luke 18:13(NASB) The God of infinite mercy be merciful to me.

O wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin; for I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Psalm 51:1-3(NASB) O purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow; Psalm 51:7(NASB) hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Psalm 51:9(NASB)

Be merciful to my iniquities, and remember my sins no more. Hebrews 8:12(NASB) O forgive me that great debt. Matthew 18:32(NASB)

Let me be justified as a gift by Your grace, through the redemption which is in Jesus, Romans 3:24(NASB) from all those things from which I could not be justified through the Law of Moses. Acts 13:39(NASB)

O let not my iniquity be a stumbling block to me; Ezekiel 18:30(NASB) but let the LORD take away my sin, that I may not die, 2 Samuel 12:13(NASB) not die eternally; that I may not be hurt by the second death. Revelation 2:11(NASB)

Wipe out my transgressions like a thick cloud and my sins like a heavy mist; for I return to You, because You have redeemed me. Isaiah 44:22(NASB)

Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, O Lord, for in Your sight no man living is righteous. Psalm 143:2(NASB)

Take away all iniquity, and receive me graciously; heal my apostasy, and love me freely; and let Your anger be turned away from me, for in You the orphan finds mercy. Hosea 14:2-4(NASB)

Though my sins have been as scarlet, let them be as white as snow; and though they have been red like crimson, let them be like wool; that consenting and obeying, I may eat the best of the land. Isaiah 1:18-19(NASB)

I will say to God, “Do not condemn me, Job 10:2(NASB) but deliver me from going down to the pit, for You have found the ransom.” Job 33:24(NASB)

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