Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Instruct you in the Things of God

Petition 3.14 | KJV

More particularly, I must pray for grace:

To teach and instruct me, and make me knowing and intelligent in the things of God.

Give me so to cry after knowledge and to lift up my voice for understanding, to seek for it as silver and to search for it as for hid treasure, that I may understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:3-5(KJV)

Give all your people to know thee, from the least even to the greatest, Hebrews 8:11(KJV) and to follow on to know thee; Hosea 6:3(KJV) and so to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent, as may be life eternal to us. John 17:3(KJV)

Give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ, that the eyes of my understanding being enlightened, I may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and may experience what is the exceeding greatness of his power to those who believe, according to the working of his mighty power. Ephesians 1:17-19(KJV)

Open thou my eyes, that I may see the wondrous things of thy law and gospel. Psalm 119:18(KJV)

Give me to know the certainty of those things wherein I have been instructed; Luke 1:4(KJV) and let my knowledge grow up to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, even of the Father and of Christ. Colossians 2:2(KJV) Deal with thy servant according to thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes; I am thy servant, give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. Psalm 119:124-125(KJV) Let my cry come before thee, O Lord; give me understanding according to thy word, Psalm 119:169(KJV) that good understanding which they have that do thy commandments, whose praise endureth for ever. Psalm 111:10(KJV)

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