Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for God’s Grace to Fortify you Against Everything Evil

Petition 3.11 | KJV

I must pray for the grace of God, and all the kind and powerful influences and operations of that grace.

I come to the throne of grace, that I may obtain not only mercy to pardon, but grace to help in every time of need: Hebrews 4:16(KJV) grace for seasonable help.

From the fulness that is in Jesus Christ (in whom it pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell), Colossians 1:19(KJV) let me receive, and grace for grace. John 1:16(KJV)

I must pray for grace to fortify myself against every evil thought, word, and work. Having been earnest for the removing of the guilt of sin, that I may not die for it as a crime, I must be no less earnest for the breaking of the power of sin, that I may not die by it as a disease, but that it may be mortified in me.

O let no iniquity have dominion over me, because I am not under the law but under grace. Romans 6:14(KJV)

Let the flesh be crucified in me, with its affections and lusts; Galatians 5:24(KJV) that walking in the Spirit, I may not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Galatians 5:16(KJV)

Let my old man be crucified with Christ, that the body of sin may be destroyed, that henceforth I may not serve sin. Romans 6:6(KJV) And let not sin reign in my mortal body (in my immortal soul), that I should obey it in the lusts thereof, Romans 6:12(KJV) but being made free from sin, let me become the servant of righteousness. Romans 6:18(KJV)

Let the law of the Spirit of life, which is in Christ Jesus, make me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2(KJV)

Give me grace to put off the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, Ephesians 4:22(KJV) that I may put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Ephesians 4:24(KJV)

That the world may be crucified to me, and I to the world, by the cross of Christ. Galatians 6:14(KJV)

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