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SECTION 3 | Confession | 3.0 | Introduction to Petition

Of the Third Part of Prayer, which is Petition and Supplication for the Good Things that I Stand in Need of

Having opened the wounds of sin, both the guilt of it and the power of it, and its remainders in us, we must next seek unto God for the remedy, for healing and help, for from him alone it is to be expected, and this also he will let us ask him to do for us. Ezekiel 36:37(ESV) And now we must affect our hearts with a deep sense of the need we have of those mercies which we pray for, that we are undone, forever undone, without them; and, with a high esteem and value for them, that we are happy, we are made forever, if we obtain them; that we may like Jacob wrestle with him in prayer, as for our lives and the lives of our souls. But we must not think in our prayers to prescribe to him or by our importunity to move him. He knows us better than we know ourselves and knows what he will do. John 6:6(ESV) But thus, we open our wants and desires, and then refer ourselves to his wisdom and goodness; and hereby we give honor to him as our Protector and Benefactor, and take the way which he himself has appointed, of fetching in mercy from him, and by faith plead his promise with him: And if we are sincere in this, we are, through his grace, qualified according to the tenor of the new covenant to receive his favors, and are to be assured that we do and shall receive them. Mark 11:24(ESV)

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And now, O Lord, for what do we wait? Truly our hope is in you. Deliver us from all our transgressions. Do not make us the scorn of the fool. Psalm 39:7-8(ESV)

Lord, all our longing is before you, and our sighing is not hidden from you, Psalm 38:9(ESV) even the sighs and groanings too deep for words; for, he who searches the heart knows what is the mind of the Spirit. Romans 8:26-27(ESV)

We do not think that we will be heard for our many words, for our Father knows what we need before we ask him; Matthew 6:7-8(ESV) but our Master has told us that whatever we ask of the Father in his name, he will give it to us. And he has said, “Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:23-24(ESV)

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15(ESV)

And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? Truly my hope is in you. Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the scorn of the fool. Psalm 39:7-8(ESV)

Lord, all my longing is before you, and my sighing is not hidden from you, Psalm 38:9(ESV) even the sighs and groanings too deep for words; for, he who searches the heart knows what is the mind of the Spirit. Romans 8:26-27(ESV)

I do not think that I will be heard for my many words, for my Father knows what I need before I ask him; Matthew 6:7-8(ESV) but my Master has told me that whatever I ask of the Father in his name, he will give it to me. And he has said, “Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:23-24(ESV)

And this is the confidence that I have toward him, that if I ask anything according to his will he hears me. And if I know that he hears me in whatever I ask, I know that I have the requests that I have asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15(ESV)

And now, Lord, what wait we for? truly our hope is even in thee. Deliver us from all our transgressions, that we may no more be the reproach of the foolish. Psalm 39:7-8(KJV)

Lord, all our desire is before thee, and our groaning is not hid from thee, Psalm 38:9(KJV) even the groanings which cannot be uttered; for, he that searcheth the heart knows what is the mind of the Spirit. Romans 8:26-27(KJV)

We do not think that we shall be heard for our much speaking, for our Father knows what things we have need of before we ask him; Matthew 6:7-8(KJV) but our Master hath told us that whatsoever we ask the Father in his name, he will give it us. And he hath said, Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:23-24(KJV)

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us; and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions we desired of him. 1 John 5:14-15(KJV)

And now, Lord, what wait I for? truly my hope is even in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions, that I may no more be the reproach of the foolish. Psalm 39:7-8(KJV)

Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hid from thee, Psalm 38:9(KJV) even the groanings which cannot be uttered, for, he that searcheth the heart knows what is the mind of the Spirit. Romans 8:26-27(KJV)

I do not think that I shall be heard for my much speaking, for my Father knows what things I have need of before I ask him; Matthew 6:7-8(KJV) but my Master hath told me that whatsoever I ask the Father in his name, he will give it me. And he hath said, Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:23-24(KJV)

And this is the confidence that I have in him, that if I ask any thing according to his will, he heareth me; and if I know that he hears me, whatsoever I ask, I know that I have the petitions I desired of him. 1 John 5:14-15(KJV)

And now, Lord, for what do we wait? Truly our hope is in You. Deliver us from all our transgressions; make us not the reproach of the foolish. Psalm 39:7-8(NASB)

Lord, all our desire is before You, and our sighing is not hidden from You, Psalm 38:9(NASB) even the groanings too deep for words; for, He who searches the heart knows what the mind of the Spirit is. Romans 8:26-27(NASB)

We do not think that we will be heard for our many words, for our Father knows what we need before we ask Him; Matthew 6:7-8(NASB) but our Master has told us that whatever we ask the Father for in His name, He will give it to us. And He has said, “Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.” John 16:23-24(NASB)

And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. John 5:14-15(NASB)

And now, Lord, for what do I wait? Truly my hope is in You. Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the foolish. Psalm 39:7-8(NASB)

Lord, all my desire is before You, and my sighing is not hidden from You, Psalm 38:9(NASB) even the groanings too deep for words; for, He who searches the heart knows what the mind of the Spirit is. Romans 8:26-27(NASB)

I do not think that I will be heard for my many words, for my Father knows what I need before I ask Him; Matthew 6:7-8(NASB) but my Master has told me that whatever I ask the Father for in His name, He will give it to me. And He has said, “Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.” John 16:23-24(NASB)

And this is the confidence which I have before Him, that, if I ask anything according to His will, He hears me. And if I know that He hears me in whatever I ask, I know that I have the requests which I have asked from Him. John 5:14-15(NASB)

But now, Lord, what do we look for? Truly our hope is in you. Save us from all our transgressions; do not make us the scorn of fools. Psalm 39:7-8(NIV)

All our longings lie open before you, O Lord, and our sighing is not hidden from you, Psalm 38:9(NIV) even the sighs and groans that words cannot express; for, he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit. Romans 8:26-27(NIV)

We do not think that we will be heard because of our many words, for our Father knows what we need before we ask him; Matthew 6:7-8(NIV) but our Master has told us that whatever we ask the Father in his name, he will give it to us. And he has said, “Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 16:23-24(NIV)

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15(NIV)

But now, Lord, what do I look for? Truly my hope is in you. Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools. Psalm 39:7-8(NIV)

All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; and my sighing is not hidden from you, Psalm 38:9(NIV) even the sighs and groans that words cannot express; for, he who searches my heart knows the mind of the Spirit. Romans 8:26-27(NIV)

I do not think that I will be heard because of my many words, for my Father knows what I need before I ask him; Matthew 6:7-8(NIV) but my Master has told me that whatever I ask the Father in his name, he will give it to me. And he has said, “Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 16:23-24(NIV)

This is the confidence I have in approaching God: that if I ask anything according to his will, he hears me. And if I know that he hears me – whatever I ask – I know that I have what I asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15(NIV)

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