Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for a Tender Conscience and God-Wrought Love

Petition 3.21 | NASB

I must pray that my conscience may be always tender and that I may live a life of repentance.

Lord, take the heart of stone out of my flesh and give me a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 11:19(NASB)

Make me afraid of every form of evil, 1 Thessalonians 5:22(NASB) and careful not to allow Satan to take advantage of me, since I am not ignorant of his schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:11(NASB)

Lord, give me the happiness which they have who fear always; Psalm 128:1(NASB) that when I think I stand, I may take heed that I do not fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12(NASB)

I must pray to God to work in me charity and brotherly love.

Lord, put on me that love which is the perfect bond of unity, Colossians 3:14(NASB) that I may preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, Ephesians 4:3(NASB) and may live in love of peace, that the God of love and peace may be with me. 2 Corinthians 13:11(NASB)

Lord, give me to love my neighbor as myself with that love which is the fulfillment of the law; Romans 13:9-10(NASB) to fervently love others from the heart, 1 Peter 1:22(NASB) that by this all men may know that I am Christ’s disciple. John 13:35(NASB)

And as I am taught by God to love others, give me to abound therein still more; 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10(NASB) and as I have opportunity, let me do good to all people; Galatians 6:10(NASB) and so far as it depends on me, let me be at peace with all men, Romans 12:18(NASB) always pursuing the things which make for peace and the building up of others. Romans 14:19(NASB)

Lord, make me able to love my enemies, to bless those who curse me, to pray for those who despitefully use me, and to do good to those who hate me; Matthew 5:44(KJV) bearing with others and forgiving others in love, just as the Lord has forgiven me. Colossians 3:13(NASB)

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