Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for Reconciliation with God that you may be in Covenant with Him and Know His Favor

Petition 3.7 | ESV

That we may be taken into covenant with God and admitted into a relationship with him.

Be to me a God, and take me as one who belongs to you, as one who is counted among your people; Hebrews 8:10(ESV) and make me offer myself freely on the day of your power, Psalm 110:3(ESV) though I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Luke 15:19(ESV) For how would you set me, who has been rebellious, among the sons, and give me the pleasant land? But you have said that I shall call you, My Father, and not turn from following you. Jeremiah 3:19(ESV) Shall I not therefore from this time call to you, “My Father, you are the friend of my youth”? Jeremiah 3:4(ESV)

Lord, I hold fast your covenant; Isaiah 56:4(ESV) to you I join myself in an everlasting covenant; Jeremiah 50:5(ESV) O that you would make me pass under the rod and bring me into the bond of the covenant, Ezekiel 20:37(ESV) that I may become yours. Ezekiel 16:8(ESV)

Make with me an everlasting covenant, your steadfast, sure love for David. Isaiah 55:3(ESV)

That we may have the favor of God and an interest in his special love.

I entreat your favor, O God, with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise, Psalm 119:58(ESV) for in your favor is life; Psalm 30:5(ESV) yes, your steadfast love is better than life itself. Psalm 63:3(ESV)

LORD, make your face to shine upon me and be gracious to us; LORD, lift up the light of your countenance upon me and give me peace. Numbers 6:25-26(ESV)

Remember me, O LORD, with the favor you show to your people. O help me with your salvation, that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones and may rejoice in the gladness of your nation and may glory with your inheritance. Psalm 106:4-5(ESV)

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