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Pray for Daily Supplies of Comfort and Support

Petition 3.40 | KJV

I must pray to be supplied with the comforts and supports I daily stand in need of.

O that the beauty of the Lord my God may be upon me; prosper thou the work of my hands upon me; yea, the work of my hands establish thou it. Psalm 90:17(KJV) Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Psalm 118:25(KJV)

Let my sons be as plants grown up in their youth, and my daughters as corner-stones polished after the similitude of a palace. Let my garners be full, affording all manner of store; and let there be no breaking in or going out, no complaining in the streets of your people. Happy is the people that is in such a case; yea, rather, happy is the people whose God is the Lord. Psalm 144:12-15(KJV)

Let me be blessed in the city and blessed in the field; Deuteronomy 28:3(KJV) let my basket and my store be blessed; let me be blessed when I come in and when I go out. Deuteronomy 28:5-6(KJV)

Let thy good providence so order all events concerning me that they may be made to work for good to me, as thou hast promised they shall to all that love thee and are called according to thy purpose. Romans 8:28(KJV)

Give me to trust in the Lord and do good, and then I shall dwell in the land, and verily I shall be fed; Psalm 37:3(KJV) and be thou pleased to bring forth my righteousness as the light, and my judgment as the noonday. Psalm 37:6(KJV)

Let me be hid from the scourge of the tongue, and not be afraid of destruction when it cometh; Job 5:21(KJV) let me be in league with the stones of the field, and let the beasts of the field be at peace with me; let me know that my tabernacle is in peace, and let me visit my habitation and not sin. Job 5:23-24(KJV)

And if God will be with me, and will keep me in the way that I go during my pilgrimage in this world, and will give me bread to eat and raiment to put on, so that I may come to my heavenly Father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God. Genesis 28:20-21(KJV)

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Pray for the Good Things of Life and Preservation in Calamities

Petition 3.39 | KJV

I must pray for the good things of life, with an humble submission to the will of God.

Lord, thou hast told me that godliness hath the promise of the life that now is, as well as of that which is to come; 1 Timothy 4:8(KJV) and that if I seek first the kingdom of God and the righteousness thereof, other things shall be added to me; Matthew 6:33(KJV) and therefore, I cast all my care about these things upon thee, who carest for me; 1 Peter 5:7(KJV) for my heavenly Father knows that I have need of all these things. Matthew 6:32(KJV)

I must pray to be preserved from the calamities to which I am exposed.

Thou, Lord, art my refuge and my fortress, Psalm 91:2(KJV) and under thy wings will I trust; thy truth shall be my shield and buckler; let me therefore not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day. Psalm 91:4-5(KJV) Having made the Lord my refuge and the Most High my habitation, let no evil befall me, nor any plague come nigh my dwelling. Psalm 91:9-10(KJV)

Let the Lord be my keeper, even he that keepeth Israel and neither slumbers nor sleeps. Let the Lord be my shade on my right hand, that the sun may not smite me by day, nor the moon by night. Let the Lord preserve me from all evil; the Lord preserve my soul; the Lord preserve my going out and coming in, from this time forth and even for evermore. Psalm 121:4-8(KJV)

Lord, make a hedge about me, about my house, and about all that I have round about; Job 1:10(KJV) and take sickness away from the midst of me. Exodus 23:25(KJV)

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Pray for Grace to Fit you for Heaven

Petition 3.38 | KJV

I must pray for grace to fit me for heaven, and that I may at length be put in possession of eternal life.

Lord, make me meet to partake of the inheritance of the saints in light; Colossians 1:12(KJV) let God himself work me to the self-same thing, and give me the earnest of the Spirit in my heart. 2 Corinthians 5:5(KJV)

O that I may now have my conversation in heaven, that I may from thence with comfort look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus, who shall change my vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21(KJV)

O that I may set my affections on things that are above, and that my life may be hid with Christ in God, that when Christ, who is my life, shall appear, I also may appear with him in glory; Colossians 3:2-4(KJV) that when he shall appear, I may be like him, may see him as he is, 1 John 3:2(KJV) may behold his face in righteousness, and when I awake, may be satisfied with his likeness. Psalm 17:15(KJV)

When I fail, let me be received into everlasting habitations, Luke 16:9(KJV) in the city that hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God; Hebrews 11:10(KJV) that I may be together for ever with the Lord, 1 Thessalonians 4:17(KJV) to see as I am seen and know as I am known; 1 Corinthians 13:12(KJV) and, in the meantime, help me to comfort myself and others with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:18(KJV) And having this hope in me, to purify myself, even as Christ is pure. 1 John 3:3(KJV)

And now, my Lord Jesus Christ himself and God, even my Father, who hath loved me and hath given me everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort my heart and stablish me in every good word and work. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17(KJV)

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Pray for the Grace Needed to Die Well

Petition 3.37 | KJV

I must pray for grace to deliver me from death* and to carry me well through my dying moments.

Lord, make me to know my end and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know and consider how frail I am: And that my days are as a handbreadth, and that every man at his best state is altogether vanity; Psalm 39:4-5(KJV) and my days upon earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding. 1 Chronicles 29:15(KJV)

Lord, teach me so to number my days, that I may apply my heart unto wisdom, Psalm 90:12(KJV) and make me to consider my latter end. Deuteronomy 32:29(KJV)

Lord, make me always ready, with my loins girded about and my light burning, Luke 12:35(KJV) because the Son of man comes in an hour that I think not. Luke 12:40(KJV)

Keep me all the days of my appointed time, waiting till my change comes; and then shalt thou call, and I will answer. Job 14:14-15(KJV)

Bring me to my grave as a shock of corn in its season; Job 5:26(KJV) satisfy me with life, whether it be longer or shorter, and show me thy salvation. Psalm 91:16(KJV)

And when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be thou with me, that I may fear no evil; let thy rod and thy staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4(KJV)

Let goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life, and let me dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalm 23:6(KJV) Mercy and truth be with me. 2 Samuel 15:20(KJV)

Redeem my soul from the power of the grave, and receive me; Psalm 49:15(KJV) guide me by thy counsel, and afterward receive me into glory. Psalm 73:24(KJV)

* We must all die (save those alive when the Lord comes), so the author directs us to ask for deliverance not from the inevitable fact of death, but from the fear and power of death. Editor.

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Pray for Preserving Grace

Petition 3.36 | KJV

I must pray for the effectual support and comfort under all the crosses and afflictions that I meet with in this world.

Lord, deliver me from every evil work and preserve me to thy heavenly kingdom, 2 Timothy 4:18(KJV) being kept from falling, that I may be presented faultless at the coming of thy glory, with exceeding joy. Jude 1:24(KJV)

Lord, make me to increase and abound in love, towards your people and towards all men, that my heart may be established unblameable in holiness before God, even my Father, at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13(KJV)

If Satan desires to have me that he may sift me as wheat, yet let Christ’s intercession prevail for me, that my faith fail not. Luke 22:31-32(KJV)

Till I am taken out of the world, let me be kept from the evil, John 17:15(KJV) and sanctified through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17(KJV)

Build me up, I pray thee, in my most holy faith, and keep me in the love of God, looking for the mercy of my Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 1:20-21(KJV)

Grant that I may continue to call upon thee as long as I live, Psalm 116:2(KJV) and till I die may I never remove my integrity from me; and that my righteousness I may hold fast, and never let it go, and my heart may not reproach me so long as I live. Job 27:5-6(KJV)

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Pray for the Support and Comfort you Need in your Afflictions

Petition 3.35 | KJV

I must pray for the effectual support and comfort under all the crosses and afflictions that I meet with in this world.

I know that I am born to trouble as the sparks fly upward; Job 5:7(KJV) but in six troubles be thou pleased to deliver me, and in seven let no evil touch me. Job 5:19(KJV)

Let the eternal God be my refuge, and underneath be the everlasting arms; Deuteronomy 33:27(KJV) that the spirit thou hast made may not fail before thee, Isaiah 57:16(KJV) nor the soul that thou hast redeemed. Psalm 71:23(KJV)

Let me be strengthened with all might, according to thy glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness. Colossians 1:11(KJV)

Let thy statutes be my songs in the house of my pilgrimage; Psalm 119:54(KJV) and let thy testimonies, which I have taken as a heritage for ever, be always the rejoicing of my heart. Psalm 119:111(KJV)

When I am troubled on every side, yet let me not be distressed; and when I am perplexed, let me not be in despair; 2 Corinthians 4:8(KJV) but as sorrowful, and yet always rejoicing; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 2 Corinthians 6:10(KJV)

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Pray for Grace to Make you Wiser and Better Every Day

Petition 3.34 | KJV

I must pray for grace to make me wiser and better every day than another.

Lord, give me to increase with the increases of God; Colossians 2:19(KJV) to grow in grace and in the knowledge of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; 2 Peter 3:18(KJV) to hold on my way; and, having clean hands, to grow stronger and stronger. Job 17:9(KJV)

Let my path be as the shining light, which shines more and more unto the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18(KJV)

I have not yet attained, nor am I already perfect; Lord, grant that therefore, forgetting the things that are behind, I may reach forth to those things that are before, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14(KJV)

Be thou as the dew unto me, that I may grow as the lily and cast forth my roots as Lebanon; that my branches may spread and my beauty be as the olive-tree. Hosea 14:5-6(KJV) And let the Sun of righteousness arise upon me with healing under his wings, that I may go forth and grow up as a calf of the stall. Malachi 4:2(KJV)

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Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may be Universally Conscientious

Petition 3.33 | KJV

That I may be universally conscientious.

O that I may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. Colossians 4:12(KJV)

O that my ways were directed to keep thy commandments! And then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to them all. Psalm 119:5-6(KJV)

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments, for therein do I delight. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. Psalm 119:33-36(KJV)

Grant me, I pray thee, according to the riches of thy glory, that I may be strengthened with all might by the Spirit in the inward man: That Christ may dwell in my heart by faith, and that being rooted and grounded in love, I may be able to comprehend with all saints, what is the breadth and length and depth and height, and may know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, and be filled with a divine fulness, Ephesians 3:16-20(KJV) and may partake of a divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4(KJV)

And let the love of Christ constrain me to live not to myself, but to him that died for me and rose again. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15(KJV)

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Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may do your Duty Always and Everywhere

Petition 3.32 | KJV

That I may do the duty of every condition of life, every event of providence, and every relation wherein I stand.

Lord, enable me in a day of prosperity to be joyful, and in a day of adversity to consider, because God hath set the one over against the other; Ecclesiastes 7:14(KJV) to add to my knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience. 2 Peter 1:6(KJV)

Give me grace to abide with thee in the calling wherein I am called, 1 Corinthians 7:24(KJV) and in all my ways to acknowledge thee; Proverbs 3:6(KJV) and be thou pleased to direct my steps. Proverbs 16:9(KJV)

Let those that are called, being servants, be the Lord’s freemen; and those that are called, being free, be Christ’s servants. 1 Corinthians 7:22(KJV)

Let all in every relation dwell together in unity, Psalm 133:1(KJV) that it may be as the dew of Hermon and as the dew that descends upon the mountains of Zion. Psalm 133:3(KJV) O that I may dwell together as a joint-heir of the grace of life with your people, that my prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7(KJV)

Give me grace to honour all men, to love the brotherhood, to fear God, 1 Peter 2:17(KJV) and to be subject to the higher powers, Romans 13:1(KJV) not only for wrath but also for conscience’s sake. Romans 13:5(KJV)

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Pray for Grace to Assist you that you may be Cheerful in your Duty

Petition 3.31 | KJV

That I may be pleasant and cheerful in my duty.

Lord, enable me to rejoice evermore, 1 Thessalonians 5:16(KJV) to rejoice in the Lord always, because he hath again said unto me, Rejoice; Philippians 4:4(KJV) that I may go on my way rejoicing, may eat my bread with joy, and drink my wine with a merry heart, as I shall have reason to do if God now accepteth my works. Ecclesiastes 9:7(KJV)

Give me grace to serve thee, the Lord my God, with joyfulness and gladness of heart in the abundance of all things; Deuteronomy 28:47(KJV) and to sing in the ways of the Lord, because great is the glory of my God. Psalm 138:5(KJV)

Let me have that cheerfulness of heart which doeth good like a medicine, Proverbs 17:22(KJV) and deliver me from that heaviness which maketh the heart stoop, Proverbs 12:25(KJV) and that sorrow of the world which worketh death. 2 Corinthians 7:10(KJV)