Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Graces of Contentment and Patience

Petition 3.23 | NIV

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 to be content whatever the circumstances; let me know what it is to be in need and what it is to have plenty; let me be content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:11-12(NIV) And let godliness with contentment be great gain to me, 1 Timothy 6:6(NIV) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16(NIV)

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(NIV) ever saying, “The Lord’s will be done.” Acts 21:14(NIV)

Enable me by standing firm to gain life; Luke 21:19(NIV) and let perseverance finish its work so that I may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4(NIV)

Lord, give me grace to mourn as though I did not, to be happy as if I was not, to buy something as if it were not mine to keep, and to use the things in the world as if not engrossed in them, because the time is short and this world in its present form is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(NIV)

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