Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Sanctify your Nature

Petition 3.18 | NIV

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

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify me through and through; and I pray God, may my whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of my Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls me is faithful and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24(NIV)

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm 51:10-12(NIV)

Write your law on my heart and put it in my mind, Jeremiah 31:33(NIV) that I may be a letter from Christ, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on a tablet of stone but on a tablet of human heart; 2 Corinthians 3:3(NIV) that the law of my God being in my heart, my feet may not slip, Psalm 37:31(NIV) and I may desire to do your will, O God; Psalm 40:8(NIV) may delight in God’s law in my inner being. Romans 7:22(NIV)

O that I may wholeheartedly obey the form of teaching to which I have been entrusted, Romans 6:17(NIV) that my whole soul may be leavened by it; Matthew 13:33(NIV) and that I may not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of my mind; Romans 12:2(NIV) that I may not conform to the evil desires I had when I lived in ignorance, but as an obedient child, may I be holy in all I do, as he who called me is holy. 1 Peter 1:14-15(NIV)

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