Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Healing of your Nation’s Unhappy Divisions and Success Against your Nation’s Enemies

Intercession 5.12 | NIV

For the healing of my nation’s unhappy divisions and the making up of its breaches.

For the divisions that are among us, there are great searchings of heart; Judges 5:16(KJV) for there are three against two and two against three in a family. Luke 12:52(NIV) But is our wound as wide as the sea, which cannot be healed? Lamentations 2:13(NIV) Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people? Jeremiah 8:22(NIV) Lord, mend the fractures of our land, for it is quaking. Psalm 60:2(NIV)

I beg in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ that there may be no divisions among us, but that we may be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Corinthians 1:10(NIV)

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give us a spirit of unity among ourselves as we follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth we may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 15:5-6(NIV) and promote the salvation we share. Jude 1:3(NIV)

Lord, keep us from judging one another and looking down on one another, Romans 14:10(NIV) and enable us to make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification; Romans 14:19(NIV) that living in love and peace, the God of love and peace may be with us. 2 Corinthians 13:11(NIV)

Let nothing be done out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but everything in humility; Philippians 2:3(NIV) and grant that my gentleness may be evident to all, because the Lord is near. Philippians 4:5(NIV)

For victory and success against my nation’s enemies abroad who seek its ruin.

Rise, O LORD! May your enemies be scattered; may your foes flee before you; but return, O Lord, to the countless thousands of your Israel. Numbers 10:35-36(NIV)

Give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless. Through God let our forces gain the victory; indeed, let God himself trample down our enemies, Psalm 60:11-12(NIV) and give them as dust to our sword and as windblown chaff to our bow. Isaiah 41:2(KJV)

Let us be a people saved by the LORD, our shield and helper and our glorious sword; Deuteronomy 33:29(NIV) and make our enemies sensible that the Lord fights for us against them. Exodus 14:25(NIV)

Those who risk their lives for us on the heights of the field, Judges 5:18(NIV) train their hands for war and their fingers for battle; Psalm 144:1(NIV) give them the shield of your victory, and let your right hand sustain them, Psalm 18:35(NIV) and shield their heads in the day of battle. Psalm 140:7(NIV)

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