Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

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

Petition 3.27 | NIV

I must pray for grace to direct and quicken me to, and to strengthen and assist me in, my duty, in the whole course of my life.

Let the grace of God, which has appeared to me and to all men, bringing salvation, effectually teach me to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live a self-controlled, upright, and godly life in this present age, while I wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of my great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for his people to redeem them from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. Titus 2:11-14(NIV)

That I may be prudent and discreet in my duty.

You have said, “If any man lacks wisdom, he should ask it of God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5(NIV) Lord, I want wisdom; make me as shrewd as a snake and as innocent as a dove, Matthew 10:16(NIV) that wisdom may brighten my face, Ecclesiastes 8:1(NIV) and may be better to me than weapons of war. Ecclesiastes 9:18(NIV)

Enable me to be wise in the way I act toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:5(NIV)

Give me to order all my affairs with discretion and to be careful to lead a blameless life, in a blameless way, with a blameless heart. Psalm 101:2(NIV)

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