Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Fit you for Heaven

Petition 3.38 | KJV

I must pray for grace to fit me for heaven, and that I may at length be put in possession of eternal life.

Lord, make me meet to partake of the inheritance of the saints in light; Colossians 1:12(KJV) let God himself work me to the self-same thing, and give me the earnest of the Spirit in my heart. 2 Corinthians 5:5(KJV)

O that I may now have my conversation in heaven, that I may from thence with comfort look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus, who shall change my vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21(KJV)

O that I may set my affections on things that are above, and that my life may be hid with Christ in God, that when Christ, who is my life, shall appear, I also may appear with him in glory; Colossians 3:2-4(KJV) that when he shall appear, I may be like him, may see him as he is, 1 John 3:2(KJV) may behold his face in righteousness, and when I awake, may be satisfied with his likeness. Psalm 17:15(KJV)

When I fail, let me be received into everlasting habitations, Luke 16:9(KJV) in the city that hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God; Hebrews 11:10(KJV) that I may be together for ever with the Lord, 1 Thessalonians 4:17(KJV) to see as I am seen and know as I am known; 1 Corinthians 13:12(KJV) and, in the meantime, help me to comfort myself and others with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:18(KJV) And having this hope in me, to purify myself, even as Christ is pure. 1 John 3:3(KJV)

And now, my Lord Jesus Christ himself and God, even my Father, who hath loved me and hath given me everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort my heart and stablish me in every good word and work. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17(KJV)

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