Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Continuance of your Nation’s Outward Peace and Tranquility

Intercession 5.10 | NIV

For the continuance of my nation’s outward peace and tranquility, its liberty and plenty, for the prosperity of its trade, and a blessing upon the fruits of the earth.

Let God himself be a wall of fire around us and the glory within us; Zechariah 2:5(NIV) yes, let his gospel be our glory, and over that glory let there be a canopy; and create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night. Isaiah 4:5(NIV)

May there be peace within our walls and security within our citadels, Psalm 122:7(NIV) the prosperity both of merchandise and husbandry, that Zebulun may rejoice in his going out and Issachar in his tents. Deuteronomy 33:18(NIV)

Make salvation for us our walls and ramparts; and, to that end, let the gates be opened that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith. Isaiah 26:1-2(NIV)

Make peace our governor and righteousness our ruler; let violence never be heard in our land, nor ruin or destruction within our borders, but let us call our walls Salvation and our gates Praise: Isaiah 60:17-18(NIV) Never let our land be called Deserted and Desolate, but let the Lord take delight in us, and let our land be married to him. Isaiah 62:4(NIV)

Let our peace be like a river and, to that end, our righteousness like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:18(NIV) Let that righteousness abound among us that exalts a nation, and deliver us from sin, which is a disgrace to any people. Proverbs 14:34(NIV)

Never make our skies like bronze and our ground like iron, Deuteronomy 28:23(NIV) nor take away your grain when it ripens and your new wine when it is ready; Hosea 2:9(NIV) but give us rain moderately, both autumn and spring rains in season, Joel 2:23(NIV) and assure us of the regular weeks of harvest, Jeremiah 5:24(NIV) giving us fair weather also in its season. Let our land yield its increase and the trees their fruit, that we may eat all the food we want and live in safety in our land. Leviticus 26:4-5(NIV)

Bless us with abundant provisions, and satisfy our poor with food, Psalm 132:15(NIV) that those who harvest it may eat it and praise the LORD. Isaiah 62:9(NIV) Do not blow it away, for then when we expect much, it will turn out to be little; Haggai 1:9(NIV) but bless our blessings, that all the nations may call us blessed and a delightful land. Malachi 3:10-12(NIV)

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