Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Preserve you from Sin

Petition 3.25 | NIV

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 not do anything wrong, 2 Corinthians 13:7(NIV) but may become blameless and pure, as a child of God, without fault in a crooked and depraved generation. Philippians 2:15(NIV)

Turn my eyes away from worthless things, and preserve my life according to your word. Psalm 119:37(NIV) Keep me from deceitful ways, and be gracious to me through your law. Psalm 119:29(NIV)

Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies. Psalm 141:4(NIV)

O forgive me my hidden faults; keep your servant also from willful sins: May they not rule over me, but let me be blameless and innocent of great transgression; Psalm 19:12-13(NIV) and grant that hereby I may prove myself blameless before you, by keeping myself from sin. Psalm 18:23(NIV)

Let me hide your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you; Psalm 119:11(NIV) and may your grace be at all times sufficient for me, 2 Corinthians 12:9(NIV) ready to me, and mighty in me; and never give me up to my own lust, to follow the stubborn inclinations of my evil heart. Jeremiah 7:24(NIV)

Enable me to be very careful how I live – not as unwise but as wise, Ephesians 5:15(NIV) so carefully that I may cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to slander the noble name of him to whom I belong; James 2:7(NIV) and by doing good may I silence the ignorant talk of foolish men, 1 Peter 2:15(NIV) and in every way make the teaching about God my Savior attractive. Titus 2:10(NIV)


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