Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Young and the Old

Intercession 5.19 | KJV

For the several ages and conditions of men, as they stand in need of mercy and grace.

For those that are young and setting out in the world.

Lord, give to those that are young to remember their Creator in the days of their youth; Ecclesiastes 12:1(KJV) that thereby they may be kept from the vanity which childhood and youth are subject to, and may be restrained from walking in the way of their heart and in the sight of their eyes, by considering that for all these things God will bring them into judgment. Ecclesiastes 11:9(KJV)

Lord, make young people sober-minded; Titus 2:6(KJV) and let the word of God abide in them, that they may be strong and may overcome the wicked one. 1 John 2:14(KJV)

From the womb of the morning let Christ have the dew of thy youth; Psalm 110:3(KJV) and let him be formed in the hearts of those that are young. Galatians 4:19(KJV)

Keep those that are setting out in the world from the corruption that is in the world through lust; 2 Peter 1:4(KJV) and give to those that have been well-educated, to hold fast the form of sound words, 2 Timothy 1:13(KJV) and to continue in the things which they have learned. 2 Timothy 3:14(KJV)

For those that are old and of long standing in profession.

There are some that are old disciples of Jesus Christ; Acts 21:16(KJV) Lord, give them still to bring forth fruit in old age, to show that the Lord is upright, that he is their Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. Psalm 92:14-15(KJV)

Now the evil days are come and the years of which they say there is no pleasure in them; Ecclesiastes 12:1(KJV) let thy comforts delight their souls. Psalm 94:19(KJV)

Even to their old age be thou he, and to the hoary hairs do thou carry them thou hast made; I beseech thee bear, yea, do thou carry and deliver them. Isaiah 46:4(KJV)

Those whom thou hast taught from their youth up and have hitherto declared all thy wondrous works, now, also, when they are old and grey-headed, leave them not; Psalm 71:17-18(KJV) cast them not off in their old age; fail them not when their strength fails. Psalm 71:9(KJV)

Let every hoary head be a crown of glory to those that have it, being found in the way of righteousness, Proverbs 16:31(KJV) and give them to know whom they have believed. 2 Timothy 1:12(KJV)

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