Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Preserve you from Sin

Petition 3.25 | KJV

I must pray for grace to preserve me from sin and all appearances of it and approaches towards it.

Now I pray to God that I may do no evil, 2 Corinthians 13:7(KJV) but may be blameless and harmless, as a child of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. Philippians 2:15(KJV)

Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. Psalm 119:37(KJV) Remove from me the way of lying, and grant me thy law graciously. Psalm 119:29(KJV)

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with them that work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties. Psalm 141:4(KJV)

O cleanse me from my secret faults; keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins: Let not them have dominion over me, but let me be upright and innocent from the great transgressions; Psalm 19:12-13(KJV) and grant that hereby I may prove myself upright before thee, by keeping myself from my own iniquity. Psalm 18:23(KJV)

Let thy word be hid in my heart, that I may not sin against thee; Psalm 119:11(KJV) and thy grace be at all times sufficient for me, 2 Corinthians 12:9(KJV) ready to me, and mighty in me; and never give me up to my own heart’s lust, to walk in my own counsel. Jeremiah 7:24(KJV)

Enable me to walk circumspectly, not as a fool but as wise, Ephesians 5:15(KJV) so circumspectly, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion to blaspheme that worthy name by which I am called; James 2:7(KJV) and with well-doing may I put to silence the ignorance of foolish men, 1 Peter 2:15(KJV) and may I adorn the doctrine of God my Saviour in all things. Titus 2:10(KJV)

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