Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Direct your Conscience and Make you Wise

Petition 3.17 | NIV

To direct my conscience, to show me the way of my duty, and to make me a wise, knowing, judicious Christian.

Lord, give me a wise and discerning heart, 1 Kings 3:9(NIV) that skill which in all cases brings success; Ecclesiastes 10:10(NIV) that wisdom of the prudent which is to give thought to their ways. Proverbs 14:8(NIV)

This I pray, that my love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that I may be able to discern things that differ and understand what is best; that I may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11(NIV)

O that I may be filled with the knowledge of your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding; that I may live a life worthy of God and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:9-10(NIV)

Teach me your way, O God, and lead me in a straight path because of my observers. Psalm 27:11(NIV)

When I do not know what to do, my eyes are upon you; 2 Chronicles 20:12(NIV) then let me hear the Lord behind me, saying, “This is the way; walk in it,” so that I do not turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21(NIV)

Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Psalm 119:133(NIV)

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