Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Good Things of Life and Preservation in Calamities

Petition 3.39 | KJV

I must pray for the good things of life, with an humble submission to the will of God.

Lord, thou hast told me that godliness hath the promise of the life that now is, as well as of that which is to come; 1 Timothy 4:8(KJV) and that if I seek first the kingdom of God and the righteousness thereof, other things shall be added to me; Matthew 6:33(KJV) and therefore, I cast all my care about these things upon thee, who carest for me; 1 Peter 5:7(KJV) for my heavenly Father knows that I have need of all these things. Matthew 6:32(KJV)

I must pray to be preserved from the calamities to which I am exposed.

Thou, Lord, art my refuge and my fortress, Psalm 91:2(KJV) and under thy wings will I trust; thy truth shall be my shield and buckler; let me therefore not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day. Psalm 91:4-5(KJV) Having made the Lord my refuge and the Most High my habitation, let no evil befall me, nor any plague come nigh my dwelling. Psalm 91:9-10(KJV)

Let the Lord be my keeper, even he that keepeth Israel and neither slumbers nor sleeps. Let the Lord be my shade on my right hand, that the sun may not smite me by day, nor the moon by night. Let the Lord preserve me from all evil; the Lord preserve my soul; the Lord preserve my going out and coming in, from this time forth and even for evermore. Psalm 121:4-8(KJV)

Lord, make a hedge about me, about my house, and about all that I have round about; Job 1:10(KJV) and take sickness away from the midst of me. Exodus 23:25(KJV)

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