Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Introduction and Exhortation to Pray for the Whole Lost World of Mankind

Intercession 5.0 | KJV

The Lord Jesus has taught us to pray, not only with, but for others; and the apostle has appointed us to make supplication for all the saints, Ephesians 6:18(KJV) and many of his prayers in his epistles are for his friends. And we must not think that when we are in this part of prayer, we may let fall our fervency and be more indifferent because we ourselves are not immediately concerned in it; but rather, let a holy fire of love, both to God and man, here make our devotion yet more warm and lively.

We must pray for the whole world of mankind, the lost world; and thus, we must honor everyone, 1 Peter 2:17(KJV) and, according to our capacity, do good to everyone. Galatians 6:10(KJV)

I pray, as I am taught, for all men, believing that this is good and acceptable in the sight of God my Saviour, who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth and of Jesus Christ, 1 Timothy 2:3-4(KJV) who gave himself a ransom for all. 1 Timothy 2:6(KJV)

O look with compassion upon the world that lies in wickedness, 1 John 5:19(KJV) and let the prince of this world be cast out, John 12:31(KJV) that has blinded their minds. 2 Corinthians 4:4(KJV)

O let thy way be known upon earth, Psalm 67:2(KJV) that barbarous nations may be civilized, and those that live without God in the world may be brought to the service of the living God; Ephesians 2:12(KJV) and thus, let thy saving health be known unto all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee: O let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for thou shalt judge the people righteously and govern the nations upon earth. Psalm 67:2-4(KJV)

O let thy salvation and thy righteousness be openly showed in the sight of the heathen, and let all the ends of the earth see the salvation of God. Psalm 98:2-3(KJV)

O give thy Son the heathen for his inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession; Psalm 2:8(KJV) for thou hast said, It is a light thing for him to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved of Israel, but thou wilt give him for a light to the Gentiles. Isaiah 49:6(KJV)

Let all the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of the Lord and of his Christ. Revelation 11:15(KJV)

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