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Pray for the Graces of Contentment and Patience

Petition 3.23 | NASB

I must pray for the graces of contentment and patience, and a holy indifference to all the things of sense and time.

Lord, teach me in whatever circumstances I am, to be content; let me know how to get along with humble means and how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance, let me learn the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. Philippians 4:11-12(NASB) And let godliness accompanied by contentment be a means of great gain to me, 1 Timothy 6:6(NASB) and a little with the fear of the LORD and quietness, be better than great treasure and turmoil with it. Proverbs 15:16(NASB)

Lord, grant that my character may be free from the love of money, and I may always be content with what I have, Hebrews 13:5(NASB) ever saying, “The will of the Lord be done!” Acts 21:14(NASB)

Enable me in my endurance to possess my own soul; Luke 21:19(KJV) and let endurance always have its perfect result, that I may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:4(NASB)

Lord, give me grace to weep as though I did not weep, and to rejoice as though I did not rejoice, and to buy as though I did not possess, and to use the world as though I did not make full use of it, because the time has been shortened and the form of this world is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31(NASB)

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Pray for the Grace of Self-Denial and Humility

Petition 3.22 | NASB

I must pray for the grace of self-denial.

Lord, give me grace to deny myself, to take up my cross daily, and to follow Christ; Matthew 16:24(NASB) to discipline my body and make it my slave. 1 Corinthians 9:27(NASB)

Lord, keep me from being a lover of self, 2 Timothy 3:2(NASB) from being wise in my own eyes and leaning on my own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7(NASB)

Lord, give me to seek, not my own good only, but also that of my neighbor. 1 Corinthians 10:24(NASB)

And grant that I may not live for myself or die for myself, but whether I live or die, I may be the Lord’s, and may live and die for Him. Romans 14:7-8(NASB)

I must pray for humility and meekness.

Lord, give me to learn from Christ to be gentle and humble in heart, that I may find rest for my soul; Matthew 11:29(NASB) and that herein the same attitude may be in me which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5(NASB)

Lord, keep pride from me, Job 33:17(NASB) and clothe me with humility; 1 Peter 5:5(NASB) and put upon me the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in Your sight is precious. 1 Peter 3:4(NASB)

Lord, give me grace to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which I have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for others in love. Ephesians 4:1-2(NASB)

Let anger never reside in my bosom, Ecclesiastes 7:9(NASB) nor the sun ever go down on my anger; Ephesians 4:26(NASB) but enable me to show every consideration for all men, because I also was once foolish and disobedient myself. Titus 3:2-3(NASB)

Let me be clothed as becomes one who has been chosen of God, holy and beloved, with a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, Colossians 3:12(NASB) that being merciful, just as my heavenly Father is merciful, Luke 6:36(NASB) I may be perfect as He is perfect. Matthew 5:48(NASB)

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Pray for a Tender Conscience and God-Wrought Love

Petition 3.21 | NASB

I must pray that my conscience may be always tender and that I may live a life of repentance.

Lord, take the heart of stone out of my flesh and give me a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 11:19(NASB)

Make me afraid of every form of evil, 1 Thessalonians 5:22(NASB) and careful not to allow Satan to take advantage of me, since I am not ignorant of his schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:11(NASB)

Lord, give me the happiness which they have who fear always; Psalm 128:1(NASB) that when I think I stand, I may take heed that I do not fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12(NASB)

I must pray to God to work in me charity and brotherly love.

Lord, put on me that love which is the perfect bond of unity, Colossians 3:14(NASB) that I may preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, Ephesians 4:3(NASB) and may live in love of peace, that the God of love and peace may be with me. 2 Corinthians 13:11(NASB)

Lord, give me to love my neighbor as myself with that love which is the fulfillment of the law; Romans 13:9-10(NASB) to fervently love others from the heart, 1 Peter 1:22(NASB) that by this all men may know that I am Christ’s disciple. John 13:35(NASB)

And as I am taught by God to love others, give me to abound therein still more; 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10(NASB) and as I have opportunity, let me do good to all people; Galatians 6:10(NASB) and so far as it depends on me, let me be at peace with all men, Romans 12:18(NASB) always pursuing the things which make for peace and the building up of others. Romans 14:19(NASB)

Lord, make me able to love my enemies, to bless those who curse me, to pray for those who despitefully use me, and to do good to those who hate me; Matthew 5:44(KJV) bearing with others and forgiving others in love, just as the Lord has forgiven me. Colossians 3:13(NASB)

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Pray for the Fear of God and for the Love of God to be Rooted in you

Petition 3.20 | NASB

I must pray for the fear of God.

Lord, work in me that fear of You, which is the beginning of wisdom, Psalm 111:10(NASB) which is the instruction for wisdom, Proverbs 15:33(NASB) and which is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27(NASB)

Unite my heart to fear Your name, Psalm 86:11(NASB) that I may keep Your commandments, which is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13(KJV)

O put the fear of You in my heart so that I may never turn away from You. Jeremiah 32:40(NASB) Let me be devoted to Your fear; Psalm 119:38(KJV) and let me live in the fear of the LORD always. Proverbs 23:17(NASB)

I must pray that the love of God and Christ may be rooted in me and, in order to that end, that the love of the world may be rooted out of me.

Give me grace, I beg You, to love You, the Lord my God, with all my heart and soul and mind and strength, Mark 12:30(NASB) which is the great and foremost commandment; Matthew 22:37-38(NASB) to set my love upon You; Psalm 91:14(KJV) and to delight myself always in You; and therein I shall have the desires of my heart. Psalm 37:4(NASB)

Circumcise my heart to love You, the LORD my God, with all my heart and with all my soul, so that I may live. Deuteronomy 30:6(NASB)

O that the love of God may be poured out within my heart through the Holy Spirit. Romans 5:5(NASB)

O that Jesus Christ may be very precious to me, as He is to all who believe; 1 Peter 2:7(NASB) that He may be in my account outstanding among ten thousand, Song of Solomon 5:10(NASB) and wholly desirable; and that He may be my beloved and my friend: Song of Solomon 5:16(NASB) That though I have not seen Him, yet I may love Him; and though I do not see Him now, yet I may believe in Him and greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. 1 Peter 1:8(NASB)

Let the love of Christ to me control me to live, not for myself, but for Him who died and rose again on my behalf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15(NASB)

And, Lord, grant that I may not love the world nor the things in the world, because if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 1 John 2:15(NASB) that I may set my mind on the things above, and not on the things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2(NASB)

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Pray for Faith

Petition 3.19 | NASB

I must pray for faith.

To me, Lord, let it be granted to believe; Philippians 1:29(NASB) for the faith by which I am saved is not of myself, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8(NASB)

Lord, increase my faith, Luke 17:5(NASB) and complete what is lacking in it, 1 Thessalonians 3:10(NASB) that I may grow strong in faith, giving glory to God. Romans 4:20(NASB)

Lord, give me so to be crucified with Christ, as that the life which I now live in the flesh, I may live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me; Galatians 2:20(NASB) and so to carry about in me continually the dying of Jesus, as that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in my mortal body. 2 Corinthians 4:10(NASB)

As I have received Christ Jesus the Lord, enable me so to walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in my faith, just as I was instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:6-7(NASB)

Let every word of Yours profit me, being united by faith in me, Hebrews 4:2(NASB) by which I receive Your testimony and set my seal to this, that God is true. John 3:33(NASB)

I beg You, work in me that faith which is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen, Hebrews 11:1(NASB) by which I may look above the things which are seen, which are temporal, and may look at the things which are not seen, which are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18(NASB)

Enable me by faith to set the LORD continually before me, Psalm 16:8(NASB) and to have my eyes continually toward Him, Psalm 25:15(NASB) that I may act in everything as seeing Him who is unseen, and look to the reward. Hebrews 11:26-27(NASB)

Let my heart be cleansed by faith, Acts 15:9(NASB) and let it be my victory to overcome the world; 1 John 5:4(NASB) and let me be kept from despairing by believing that I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13(NASB)

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Pray for Grace to Sanctify your Nature

Petition 3.18 | NASB

To sanctify my nature, to plant in me all holy principles and dispositions, and to increase every grace in me.

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify me entirely; and may my spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of my Lord Jesus Christ. For faithful is He who calls me, and He also will bring it to pass. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24(NASB)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:10-12(NASB)

Write Your law on my heart and put it within me, Jeremiah 31:33(NASB) that I may be a letter of Christ, written by the Spirit of the living God, not on a tablet of stone but on a tablet of human heart; 2 Corinthians 3:3(NASB) that the law of my God being in my heart, none of my steps may slip, Psalm 37:31(NASB) and I may delight to do Your will, O God; Psalm 40:8(NASB) may joyfully concur with the law of God in my inner man. Romans 7:22(NASB)

O that I may become obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which I desire to be committed, as into a mold, Romans 6:17(NASB) that my whole soul may be leavened by it; Matthew 13:33(NASB) and that I may not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of my mind; Romans 12:2(NASB) may not be conformed to the former lusts which were mine in my ignorance, but as an obedient child, may be holy in all my behavior, like the Holy One who called me. 1 Peter 1:14-15(NASB)

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Pray for Grace to Direct your Conscience and Make you Wise

Petition 3.17 | NASB

To direct my conscience, to show me the way of my duty, and to make me a wise, knowing, judicious Christians.

Lord, give me a wise and understanding heart, 1 Kings 3:9(NASB) that wisdom which in all cases has the advantage of giving success; Ecclesiastes 10:10(NASB) that wisdom of the sensible which is to understand his way. Proverbs 14:8(NASB)

This I pray, that my love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that I may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11(NASB)

O that I may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that I may walk in a manner worthy of God, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:9-10(NASB)

Teach me Your way, O God, and lead me in a level path because of my observers. Psalm 27:11(NASB)

When I do not know what to do, my eyes are on You; 2 Chronicles 20:12(NASB) then let me hear the Lord behind me, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever I turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21(NASB)

Establish my footsteps in Your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me. Psalm 119:133(NASB)

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Pray for Grace to Bring God’s Truth to your Memory

Petition 3.16 | NASB

To help my memory, that the truths of God may be ready to me whenever I have occasion to use them.

Lord, let Your Spirit teach me all things and bring to my remembrance all that You have said to me, John 14:26(NASB) that the word of Christ may richly dwell within me, with all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Colossians 3:16(NASB)

Lord, grant that I may pay much closer attention to what I have heard, so that I do not drift away from it; Hebrews 2:1(NASB) and may I hold fast the word which has been preached to me, and not believe in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:2(NASB)

Lord, make me ready and mighty in the Scriptures, Acts 18:24(NASB) that I may be adequate, equipped for every good work; 2 Timothy 3:17(NASB) and, being a disciple of the kingdom of heaven, may I, like a head of a household, bring out of my treasure things new and old. Matthew 13:52 (NASB)

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Pray for Grace to Keep you in the Way of Truth

Petition 3.15 | NASB

To lead me into and keep me in the way of truth; and if in anything I am in an error, to rectify my mistake.

Let the Spirit of truth guide me into all the truth, John 16:13(NASB) and show me how I have erred. Job 6:24(NASB)

Teach me what I do not see; Job 34:32(NASB) and enable me to examine everything carefully, so as to hold fast to that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21(NASB)

Lord, grant that I may not be as a child, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men; but speaking the truth in love, may I grow up in all aspects into Christ, who is the head. Ephesians 4:14-15(NASB)

Lord, give me so to do Your will, as that I may know that the teaching is from God; John 7:17(NASB) and so to know the truth, as that the truth may make me free, John 8:32(NASB) may make me free indeed. John 8:36(NASB)

Enable me, I pray, to retain the standard of sound words which I have heard in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus, 2 Timothy 1:13(NASB) and to continue in the things I have learned and become convinced of. 2 Timothy 3:14(NASB)

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Pray for Grace to Instruct you in the Things of God

Petition 3.14 | NASB

More particularly, I must pray for grace:

To teach and instruct me, and make me knowing and intelligent in the things of God.

Give me so to cry for discernment and lift my voice for understanding, to seek for it as silver and to search for it as for hidden treasure, that I may discern the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:3-5(NASB)

Grant that all Your people might know You, from the least even to the greatest, Hebrews 8:11(NASB) and to press on to know You; Hosea 6:3(NASB) and so to know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent, that it may be eternal life to us. John 17:3(NASB)

Give to me a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Christ, that, the eyes of my heart being enlightened, I may know what is the hope of His calling and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and may experience what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward those who believe, in accordance with the working of the strength of His might. Ephesians 1:17-19(NASB)

Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law and gospel. Psalm 119:18(NASB)

Give me to know the exact truth about the things I have been taught; Luke 1:4(NASB) and let my knowledge grow up to all that wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself. Colossians 2:2(NASB) Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness, and teach me Your statutes. I am Your servant; give me understanding, that I may know Your testimonies. Psalm 119:124-125(NASB) Let my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word, Psalm 119:169(NASB) that good understanding which they have who do Your commandments, whose praise endures forever. Psalm 111:10(NASB)