Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may be Cheerful in your Duty

Petition 3.31 | ESV

That we may be pleasant and cheerful in our duty.

Lord, enable me to rejoice always, 1 Thessalonians 5:16(ESV) to rejoice in the Lord always, because he has again said to me, Rejoice; Philippians 4:4(ESV) that I may go on my way rejoicing, may eat my bread with joy and drink my wine with a merry heart, as I shall have reason to do if God has already approved what I do. Ecclesiastes 9:7(ESV)

Give me grace to serve you, the LORD my God, with joyfulness and gladness of heart in the abundance of all things; Deuteronomy 28:47(ESV) and to sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of my God. Psalm 138:5(ESV)

Let me have that cheerfulness of heart which is like good medicine, Proverbs 17:22(ESV) and deliver me from that anxiety which weighs down the heart, Proverbs 12:25(ESV) and that worldly grief which produces death. 2 Corinthians 7:10(ESV)

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