Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Graces of Contentment and Patience

Petition 3.23 | ESV

We must pray for the graces of contentment and patience, and a holy indifference to all the things of sense and time.

Lord, teach me in whatever situation I am to be content; let me know how to be brought low and how to abound; in any and every circumstance, let me learn the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. Philippians 4:11-12(ESV) And let godliness with contentment be great gain to me, 1 Timothy 6:6(ESV) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great treasure and trouble with it. Proverbs 15:16(ESV)

Lord, grant that my life may be free from the love of money, and I may always be content with what I have, Hebrews 13:5(ESV) ever saying, “Let the will of the Lord be done.” Acts 21:14(ESV)

Enable me in my endurance to possess my own soul; Luke 21:19(KJV) and let steadfastness always have its full effect, that I may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:4(ESV)

Lord, give me grace to mourn as though I was not mourning, and to rejoice as though I was not rejoicing, and to buy as though I had no goods, and to deal with the world as though I had no dealings with it, because the appointed time has grown very short, and the present form of this world is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(ESV)

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