Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray for the Relief of Suffering Churches and Persecuted Christians

Intercession 5.7 | NIV

For the relief of suffering churches and the support, comfort, and deliverance of all who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.

I desire in my prayers to remember those in prison for the testimony of Jesus as if I was their fellow prisoner, and those who are being mistreated as if I myself were suffering. Hebrews 13:3(NIV) O reach down from on high and rescue them from their foes, Psalm 18:16-17(NIV) and bring them out into a spacious place. Psalm 18:19(NIV)

O let not the scepter of the wicked remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil. Psalm 125:3(NIV)

Awake, awake! Clothe yourself with strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old, and make a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed of the LORD might cross over. Isaiah 51:9-10(NIV)

Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, now arise, O LORD, and protect them from those who malign them. Psalm 12:5(NIV)

O strengthen the patient endurance and faithfulness of your suffering saints, Revelation 13:10(NIV) that they may wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:26(NIV)

O let the year of your redemption come, Isaiah 63:4(NIV) and the year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause. Isaiah 34:8(NIV)

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad! Psalm 14:7(NIV)

Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name. Psalm 74:21(NIV)

Lord, arise and have compassion on Zion, and let the time to show favor to her, yes, the appointed time, come; Psalm 102:13(NIV) yes, let the Lord rebuild Zion and appear in his glory. Lord, respond to the prayer of the destitute and do not despise their plea. Psalm 102:16-17(NIV)

Sovereign LORD, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small! Amos 7:5(NIV) For your sake, O Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Daniel 9:17(NIV)

May the groans of the prisoners come before you; by the strength of your arm preserve those who for your name’s sake are condemned to die. Psalm 79:11(NIV)

Let those whose teachers are hidden, again see their teachers, though they have the bread of adversity and the water of affliction. Isaiah 30:20(NIV)

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