Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Plead with God your Misery Because of Sin, Along with the Blessed Condition of Pardoned Sinners

Petition 3.5 | ESV

Our own misery and danger because of sin.

For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great; Psalm 25:11(ESV) for evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see. Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me! O LORD, make haste to help me! Psalm 40:12-13(ESV)

O do not remember against me my former iniquities, let your compassion come speedily to meet me, for I am brought very low. Help me, O God of my salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver me, and atone for my sins, for your name’s sake! Psalm 79:8-9(ESV)

Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O LORD! Psalm 25:7(ESV)

The blessed condition which they are in whose sins are pardoned.

O let me have the blessedness of those whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; of that man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Psalm 32:1-2(ESV)

O let me have redemption through Christ’s blood, even the forgiveness of my trespasses, according to the riches of your grace, which you have lavished upon me, in all wisdom and insight. Ephesians 1:7-8(ESV) That being in Christ Jesus, there may be no condemnation for me; Romans 8:1(ESV) that my sins, which are many, having been forgiven me, Luke 7:47(ESV) I may go in peace: Luke 7:50(ESV) For no inhabitant will say, “I am sick,” if the people who dwell there have been forgiven their iniquity. Isaiah 33:24(ESV)

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