Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

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

Petition 3.11 | NASB

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

I draw near to the throne of grace, so that I may receive not only mercy to pardon, but grace to help in every time of need: Hebrews 4:16(NASB) grace for seasonable help.

From the fullness that is in Jesus Christ (in whom it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell), Colossians 1:19(NASB) let me receive, and grace upon grace. John 1:16(NASB)

I must pray for grace to fortify me 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 sin be master over me, because I am not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14(NASB)

Let the flesh be crucified in me, with its passions and desires; Galatians 5:24(NASB) that walking by the Spirit, I may not carry out the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16(NASB)

Let my old self be crucified with Christ, in order that my body of sin might be done away with, so that I may no longer be a slave to sin. Romans 6:6(NASB) And do not let sin reign in my mortal body (in my immortal soul) so that I should obey its lusts; Romans 6:12(NASB) but having been freed from sin, let me become a slave of righteousness. Romans 6:18(NASB)

Let the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus set me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2(NASB)

Give me grace to lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, Ephesians 4:22(NASB) that I may put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:24(NASB)

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

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