Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Pray Earnestly for National Mercies and the Blessing of the Gospel Ministry in your Nation

Intercession 5.9 | NIV

I must pray earnestly for national mercies.

For the favors of God to my nation and the tokens of his presence among us, as that in which our happiness is bound up.

O Hope of Israel, its Savior in times of distress, do not be like a stranger in the land or like a traveler who stays only a night; but be always in the midst of your people: We bear your name, do not forsake us! Although our sins testify against us, yet do something for the sake of your name; though our backsliding is great, and we have sinned against you. Jeremiah 14:7-9(NIV)

Restore us to yourself, O Lord God of hosts, and then make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. O awaken your might; come and save us. Psalm 80:2-3(NIV)

Show us your unfailing love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation; Psalm 85:7(NIV) yes, let that salvation be near those who fear you, that your glory may dwell in our land. Let love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other: Let faithfulness spring forth from the earth and righteousness look down from heaven. Indeed, let the LORD give what is good: Let righteousness go before him and prepare the way for his steps. Psalm 85:9-13(NIV)

For the continuance of the gospel among us and the means of grace, and a national profession of Christ’s holy religion.

O let the throne of Christ endure forever among us, Psalm 45:6(NIV) even the place of your sanctuary, that glorious throne exalted from the beginning. Jeremiah 17:12(NIV)

Let our lampstand never be removed from its place, though that is what we deserve, because we have forsaken our first love. Revelation 2:4-5(NIV) Never do to us as you did to your place in Shiloh, where you first made a dwelling for your name. Jeremiah 7:12(NIV)

Let us never know what a famine of the word means; nor ever be made to stagger from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth, searching for the word of God. Amos 8:11-12(NIV)

Let wisdom and knowledge be the sure foundation of our times and a rich store of salvation, and let the fear of the LORD be our treasure: Isaiah 33:6(KJV) Let the righteous flourish among us, and let there be those who will fear you in our land, as long as the sun and the moon endure, through all generations, Psalm 72:5(NIV) that prosperity may abound, Psalm 72:7(NIV) and the children not yet created may praise the Lord. Psalm 102:18(NIV)

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