Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for God’s Grace to Equip you for Everything Good and to Beget and Sustain New Life

Petition 3.13 | NIV

I must pray for grace to equip me for every good thought, word, and work, that I may not only be kept from sin, but may be in everything as I should be, and do as I should do.

Let Christ become for me not only righteousness from God, but wisdom, holiness, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30(NIV)

Let me be planted together in the likeness of Christ’s death and resurrection, that just as he was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, I too may live a new life. Romans 6:4(NIV)

That the work of grace may be wrought where it has not yet begun.

Lord, teach transgressors your ways and let sinners turn back to you. Psalm 51:13(NIV) Let the disobedient be turned to the wisdom of the righteous and make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1:17(NIV)

Let those be made alive who are yet dead in transgressions and sins: Ephesians 2:1(NIV) Say to them, “Live!” Yes, say to them, “Live!” Ezekiel 16:6(NIV) And the time shall be a time of love. Ezekiel 16:8(KJV)

Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified. Acts 26:18(NIV)

By the blood of the covenant, free the prisoners from the waterless pit, so that they may return to your fortress as prisoners of hope. Zechariah 9:11-12(NIV)

Let the word of God prevail to the demolishing of strongholds and the demolishing of arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and let every thought be taken captive to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5(NIV)

That where it has begun it may be carried on and at length perfected, and the foundation that has been well laid may be happily built upon.

By your power, fulfill in me every good purpose and every act prompted by my faith. 2 Thessalonians 1:11(NIV)

Let the God who began a good work in me carry it on to completion until the day of Christ. Philippians 1:6(NIV)

Fulfill, O God, your purposes for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever – do not abandon the work of your hands. Psalm 138:8(NIV)

Lord, let your grace be sufficient for me, and let your power be made perfect in weakness, that where I am weak, there I may be strong, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10(NIV) strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10(NIV)

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