Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Sanctify your Nature

Petition 3.18 | ESV

To sanctify our nature, to plant in us all holy principles and dispositions, and to increase every grace in us.

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify me completely, and may my whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of my Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls me is faithful; he will surely do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24(ESV)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit away from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:10-12(ESV)

Write your law on my heart and put it within me, Jeremiah 31:33(ESV) that I may be a letter from Christ, written by the Spirit of the living God, not on a tablet of stone but on a tablet of human heart; 2 Corinthians 3:3(ESV) that the law of my God being in my heart, none of my steps may slip; Psalm 37:31(ESV) and that I may delight to do your will, O God; Psalm 40:8(ESV) may delight in the law of God in my inner being. Romans 7:22(ESV)

O that I may become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which I desire to be committed, as into a mold, Romans 6:17(ESV) that my whole soul may be leavened by it; Matthew 13:33(ESV) and that I may not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewal of my mind; Romans 12:2(ESV) may not be conformed to the passions of my former ignorance, but as an obedient child, may be holy in all my conduct, as he who called me is holy. 1 Peter 1:14-15(ESV)

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