Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Good Things of Life and Preservation in Calamities

Petition 3.39 | NASB

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

Lord, You have told me that godliness holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come; 1 Timothy 4:8(NASB) and that if I seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, other things will be added to me; Matthew 6:33(NASB) and therefore, I cast all my anxiety about these things on You, who cares for me; 1 Peter 5:7(NASB) for my heavenly Father knows that I need all these things. Matthew 6:32(NASB)

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

You, Lord, are my refuge and my fortress, Psalm 91:2(NASB) and under Your wings will I seek refuge; Your faithfulness is a shield and bulwark; let me therefore not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day. Psalm 91:4-5(NASB) Having made the Lord my refuge and the Most High my dwelling place, let no evil befall me, nor any plague come near my tent. Psalm 91:9-10(NASB)

Let the LORD be my keeper, even He who keeps 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 protect me from all evil; the Lord keep my soul; the Lord guard my going out and my coming in, from this time forth and forever. Psalm 121:4-8(NASB)

Lord, make a hedge about me and my house and all that I have, on every side; Job 1:10(NASB) and remove sickness from my midst. Exodus 23:25(NASB)

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