Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Sanctify your Nature

Petition 3.18 | NASB

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

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify me entirely; and may my spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of my Lord Jesus Christ. For faithful is He who calls me, and He also will bring it to pass. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24(NASB)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:10-12(NASB)

Write Your law on my heart and put it within me, Jeremiah 31:33(NASB) that I may be a letter of 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(NASB) that the law of my God being in my heart, none of my steps may slip, Psalm 37:31(NASB) and I may delight to do Your will, O God; Psalm 40:8(NASB) may joyfully concur with the law of God in my inner man. Romans 7:22(NASB)

O that I may become obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which I desire to be committed, as into a mold, Romans 6:17(NASB) that my whole soul may be leavened by it; Matthew 13:33(NASB) and that I may not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of my mind; Romans 12:2(NASB) may not be conformed to the former lusts which were mine in my ignorance, but as an obedient child, may be holy in all my behavior, like the Holy One who called me. 1 Peter 1:14-15(NASB)

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