Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Instruct you in the Things of God

Petition 3.14 | NIV

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 call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, to look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, that I may understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:3-5(NIV)

Grant that all your people might know you, from the least of us to the greatest, Hebrews 8:11(NIV) and to press on to know you; Hosea 6:3(NIV) 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(NIV)

Give me the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that I may know Christ better. Enlighten the eyes of my heart in order that I may know the hope to which he has called me and the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints; that I might experience his incomparably great power for those who believe – that power which is like the working of his mighty strength. Ephesians 1:17-19(NIV)

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law and gospel. Psalm 119:18(NIV)

Give me to know the certainty of the things I have been taught; Luke 1:4(NIV) and let my knowledge grow up to the full riches of complete understanding, in order to know the mystery of God, namely, Christ. Colossians 2:2(NIV) Deal with your servant according to your love, and teach me your decrees. I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes. Psalm 119:124-125(NIV) May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word, Psalm 119:169(NIV) that good understanding which they have who follow your precepts, for to you belongs eternal praise. Psalm 111:10(NIV)

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