Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Instruct you in the Things of God

Petition 3.14 | NASB

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 for discernment and lift my voice for understanding, to seek for it as silver and to search for it as for hidden treasure, that I may discern the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:3-5(NASB)

Grant that all Your people might know You, from the least even to the greatest, Hebrews 8:11(NASB) and to press on to know You; Hosea 6:3(NASB) and so to know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent, that it may be eternal life to us. John 17:3(NASB)

Give to me a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Christ, that, the eyes of my heart being enlightened, I may know what is the hope of His calling and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and may experience what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward those who believe, in accordance with the working of the strength of His might. Ephesians 1:17-19(NASB)

Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law and gospel. Psalm 119:18(NASB)

Give me to know the exact truth about the things I have been taught; Luke 1:4(NASB) and let my knowledge grow up to all that wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself. Colossians 2:2(NASB) Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness, and teach me Your statutes. I am Your servant; give me understanding, that I may know Your testimonies. Psalm 119:124-125(NASB) Let my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word, Psalm 119:169(NASB) that good understanding which they have who do Your commandments, whose praise endures forever. Psalm 111:10(NASB)

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