Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Direct, Quicken, Strengthen, and Assist you that you may Walk Wisely

Petition 3.27 | ESV

We must pray for grace to direct and quicken us to, and to strengthen and assist us in, our duty, in the whole course of our life.

Let the grace of God, which has appeared, bringing salvation for me and for all people, effectually train me to renounce all ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live a self-controlled, upright, and godly life in this present age, waiting for the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of my great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for his people to redeem them from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Titus 2:11-14(ESV)

That we may be prudent and discreet in our duty.

You have said, “If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5(ESV) Lord, I want wisdom; make me wise as a serpent and innocent as a dove, Matthew 10:16(ESV) that wisdom may make my face shine, Ecclesiastes 8:1(ESV) and may be better to me than weapons of war. Ecclesiastes 9:18(ESV)

Enable me to walk in wisdom towards outsiders, making the best use of the time. Colossians 4:5(ESV)

Give me to order all my affairs with discretion and to behave myself wisely, to ponder the way that is blameless and to walk with integrity of heart. Psalm 101:2(ESV)

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