Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Young and the Old

Intercession 5.19 | NIV

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

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

Lord, give to those who are young to remember their Creator in the days of their youth; Ecclesiastes 12:1(NIV) 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 to judgment. Ecclesiastes 11:9(NIV)

Lord, make young people self-controlled; Titus 2:6(NIV) and let the word of God live in them, that they may be strong and may overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:14(NIV)

From the womb of the dawn let Christ receive the dew of your youth; Psalm 110:3(NIV) and let him be formed in the hearts of those who are young. Galatians 4:19(NIV)

Keep those who are setting out in the world from the corruption in the world caused by evil desires; 2 Peter 1:4(NIV) and give to those who have been well-educated, to keep the pattern of sound teaching, 2 Timothy 1:13(NIV) and to continue in what they have learned. 2 Timothy 3:14(NIV)

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

There are some who are old disciples of Jesus Christ; Acts 21:16(KJV) Lord, give them still to bear fruit in old age and to proclaim: “The LORD is upright; he is our Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” Psalm 92:14-15(NIV)

Now the days of trouble have come and the years have approached when they say that they find no pleasure in them; Ecclesiastes 12:1(NIV) let your consolation bring joy to their souls. Psalm 94:19(NIV)

You have said, “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you.” You have made them, Lord; I beg you, carry, sustain, and rescue them. Isaiah 46:4(NIV)

Those whom you have taught from their youth up and to this day have declared all your marvelous deeds, now, also, when they are old and gray, do not forsake them; Psalm 71:17-18(NIV) do not cast them away when they are old; do not forsake them when their strength is gone. Psalm 71:9(NIV)

Let every gray head be a crown of splendor to those who have it, being attained by a righteous life, Proverbs 16:31(NIV) and give them to know whom they have believed. 2 Timothy 1:12(NIV)

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