Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Graces of Contentment and Patience

Petition 3.23 | NASB

I 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 circumstances I am, to be content; let me know how to get along with humble means and how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance, let me learn the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. Philippians 4:11-12(NASB) And let godliness accompanied by contentment be a means of great gain to me, 1 Timothy 6:6(NASB) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great treasure and turmoil with it. Proverbs 15:16(NASB)

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

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

Lord, give me grace to weep as though I did not weep, and to rejoice as though I did not rejoice, and to buy as though I did not possess, and to use the world as though I did not make full use of it, because the time has been shortened and the form of this world is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(NASB)

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