1.12 Entreat God’s Favorable Acceptance

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry

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We must entreat God’s favorable acceptance of us and our poor performances.

There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?” But this we say, “O LORD, lift up the light of your face upon us, and that shall put joy in our hearts, more than they have when their grain and wine abound.” Psalm 4:6-7(ESV)

We entreat your favor with all our heart, Psalm 119:58(ESV) for in this we labor, that whether we are at home or away, we may please the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:9(ESV)

Hear our prayer, O LORD, give ear to our pleas for mercy; in your faithfulness answer us, Psalm 143:1(ESV) and be near to us whenever we call upon you; Deuteronomy 4:7(ESV) for you have never said to the offspring of Jacob, “Seek me in vain.” Isaiah 45:19(ESV)

You who hear the young ravens that cry, Psalm 147:9(ESV) be not deaf to us, lest if you be silent to us, we become like those who go down to the pit. Psalm 28:1(ESV)

Let our prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of our hands be acceptable in your sight as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2(ESV)