Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Fit you for Heaven

Petition 3.38 | NASB

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

Lord, qualify me to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light; Colossians 1:12(NASB) let God Himself prepare me for this very purpose, and give me the Spirit as a pledge in my heart. 2 Corinthians 5:5(NASB)

O that I may know that my citizenship is in heaven, and that from there, with comfort, I eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus, who will transform the body of my humble state into conformity with the body of His glory. Philippians 3:20-21(NASB)

O that I may set my mind on the things above, and that my life may be hidden with Christ in God; that when Christ, who is my life, is revealed, I also may be revealed with Him in glory; Colossians 3:2-4(NASB) that when He appears, I may be like Him, may see Him just as He is, 1 John 3:2(NASB) may behold His face in righteousness, and may be satisfied with His likeness when I awake. Psalm 17:15(NASB)

When I fail, let me be received into the eternal dwellings, Luke 16:9(NASB) in the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God; Hebrews 11:10(NASB) that I may always be together with the Lord, 1 Thessalonians 4:17(NASB) to see as I am seen and know as I have been fully known; 1 Corinthians 13:12(NASB) and, in the meantime, help me to comfort myself and others with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:18(NASB) And having this hope fixed on Christ, may I purify myself, just as He is pure. 1 John 3:3(NASB)

And now, may my Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God my Father, who has loved me and given me eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen my heart in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17(NASB)

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