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Method for Prayer NIV First Person

Pray for Grace to Sanctify your Nature

Petition 3.18 | NIV

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

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify me through and through; and I pray God, may my whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of my Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls me is faithful and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24(NIV)

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm 51:10-12(NIV)

Write your law on my heart and put it in my mind, Jeremiah 31:33(NIV) that I may be a letter from Christ, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on a tablet of stone but on a tablet of human heart; 2 Corinthians 3:3(NIV) that the law of my God being in my heart, my feet may not slip, Psalm 37:31(NIV) and I may desire to do your will, O God; Psalm 40:8(NIV) may delight in God’s law in my inner being. Romans 7:22(NIV)

O that I may wholeheartedly obey the form of teaching to which I have been entrusted, Romans 6:17(NIV) that my whole soul may be leavened by it; Matthew 13:33(NIV) and that I may not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of my mind; Romans 12:2(NIV) that I may not conform to the evil desires I had when I lived in ignorance, but as an obedient child, may I be holy in all I do, as he who called me is holy. 1 Peter 1:14-15(NIV)

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ESV First Person Method for Prayer

Pray for Grace to Sanctify your Nature

Petition 3.18 | ESV

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

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify me completely, and may my whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of my Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls me is faithful; he will surely do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24(ESV)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit away from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:10-12(ESV)

Write your law on my heart and put it within me, Jeremiah 31:33(ESV) that I may be a letter from 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(ESV) that the law of my God being in my heart, none of my steps may slip; Psalm 37:31(ESV) and that I may delight to do your will, O God; Psalm 40:8(ESV) may delight in the law of God in my inner being. Romans 7:22(ESV)

O that I may become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which I desire to be committed, as into a mold, Romans 6:17(ESV) that my whole soul may be leavened by it; Matthew 13:33(ESV) and that I may not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewal of my mind; Romans 12:2(ESV) may not be conformed to the passions of my former ignorance, but as an obedient child, may be holy in all my conduct, as he who called me is holy. 1 Peter 1:14-15(ESV)

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KJV First Person Method for Prayer

Pray for Grace to Direct your Conscience and Make you Wise

Petition 3.17 | KJV

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

Lord, give me a wise and understanding heart, 1 Kings 3:9(KJV) that wisdom which in all cases is profitable to direct; Ecclesiastes 10:10(KJV) that wisdom of the prudent which is to understand his way. Proverbs 14:8(KJV)

This I pray, that my love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment, that I may discern things that differ and may approve things that are excellent; that I may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ, and may be filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11(KJV)

O that I may be filled with the knowledge of thy will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that I may walk worthy of God unto all-pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:9-10(KJV)

Teach me thy way, O God, and lead me in a plain path because of my observers. Psalm 27:11(KJV)

When I know not what to do, my eyes are up unto thee; 2 Chronicles 20:12(KJV) then let me hear the Lord behind me, saying, This is the way, walk in it, that I turn not to the right hand nor to the left. Isaiah 30:21(KJV)

Order my steps in thy word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. Psalm 119:133(KJV)

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Method for Prayer NASB First Person

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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Method for Prayer NIV First Person

Pray for Grace to Direct your Conscience and Make you Wise

Petition 3.17 | NIV

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

Lord, give me a wise and discerning heart, 1 Kings 3:9(NIV) that skill which in all cases brings success; Ecclesiastes 10:10(NIV) that wisdom of the prudent which is to give thought to their ways. Proverbs 14:8(NIV)

This I pray, that my love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that I may be able to discern things that differ and understand what is best; that I may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11(NIV)

O that I may be filled with the knowledge of your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding; that I may live a life worthy of God and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:9-10(NIV)

Teach me your way, O God, and lead me in a straight path because of my observers. Psalm 27:11(NIV)

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

Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Psalm 119:133(NIV)

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ESV First Person Method for Prayer

Pray for Grace to Direct your Conscience and Make you Wise

Petition 3.17 | ESV

To direct our consciences, to show us the way of our duty, and to make us wise, knowing, judicious Christians.

Lord, give me a wise and understanding mind, 1 Kings 3:9(ESV) that wisdom which in all cases helps one to succeed; Ecclesiastes 10:10(ESV) that wisdom of the prudent which is to discern his way. Proverbs 14:8(ESV)

This I pray, that my love may abound more and more with knowledge and all discernment, so that I may discern things that differ and may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11(ESV)

O that I may be filled with the knowledge of your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of God, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:9-10(ESV)

Teach me your way, O God, and lead me on a level path because of my observers. Psalm 27:11(ESV)

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

Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. Psalm 119:133(ESV)

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KJV First Person Method for Prayer

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

Petition 3.16 | KJV

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

Lord, let thy Spirit teach me all things and bring all things to my remembrance, whatsoever thou hast said unto me, John 14:26(KJV) that the word of Christ may dwell richly in me in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Colossians 3:16(KJV)

Lord, grant that I may give a more earnest heed to the things which I have heard, lest at any time I let them slip, Hebrews 2:1(KJV) and may keep in memory what hath been preached to me, and may not believe in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:2(KJV)

Lord, make me ready and mighty in the Scriptures, Acts 18:24(KJV) that I may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works; 2 Timothy 3:17(KJV) and, being well instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, may I, as the good householder, bring out of my treasure things new and old. Matthew 13:52(KJV)

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Method for Prayer NASB First Person

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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Method for Prayer NIV First Person

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

Petition 3.16 | NIV

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 remind me of everything you have said to me, John 14:26(NIV) that the word of Christ may dwell in me richly in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Colossians 3:16(NIV)

Lord, grant that I may pay more careful attention to what I have heard, so that I do not drift away; Hebrews 2:1(NIV) and may I hold firmly to the word that has been preached to me, and not believe in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:2(NIV)

Lord, give me a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures, Acts 18:24(NIV) so that I may be thoroughly equipped for every good work; 2 Timothy 3:17(NIV) and, having been well instructed about the kingdom of heaven, may I, like a good owner of a house, bring out of my storeroom new treasures as well as old. Matthew 13:52(NIV)

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ESV First Person Method for Prayer

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

Petition 3.16 | ESV

To help our memory, that the truths of God may be ready to us whenever we 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(ESV) that the word of Christ may dwell richly in me in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Colossians 3:16(ESV)

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

Lord, make me ready and competent in the Scriptures, Acts 18:24(ESV) that I may be competent, equipped for every good work; 2 Timothy 3:17(ESV) and, being well trained for the kingdom of heaven, may I, like a good master of a house, bring out of my treasure what is new and what is old. Matthew 13:52(ESV)