Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Grace to Fit you for Heaven

Petition 3.38 | NIV

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 the kingdom of light; Colossians 1:12(NIV) let God himself work me to this very purpose, and give me the Spirit as a deposit in my heart, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 5:5(NIV)

O that I may now have my citizenship in heaven and may eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus, who will transform my lowly body so that it will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21(NIV)

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

When I am gone, let me be welcomed into eternal dwellings, Luke 16:9(NIV) in the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God; Hebrews 11:10(NIV) that I may be together with the Lord forever, 1 Thessalonians 4:17(NIV) to see as I am seen and know as I am fully known; 1 Corinthians 13:12(NIV) and, in the meantime, help me to encourage others with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:18(NIV) And having this hope in me, may I purify myself, just as Christ is pure. 1 John 3:3(NIV)

And now, may my Lord Jesus Christ himself and God my Father, who loved me and by his grace gave me eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage my heart and strengthen me in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17(NIV)

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