Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
We must profess our entire reliance on the Lord Jesus Christ alone for acceptance with God and come in his name.
We do not present our plea before you because of our righteousness, Daniel 9:18(ESV) for we are before you in our guilt, Ezra 9:15(ESV) and cannot stand before you because of it; Psalm 130:3(ESV) but we make mention of Christ’s righteousness, even of his only, who is the LORD our righteousness. Jeremiah 23:6(ESV)
We know that even spiritual sacrifices are acceptable to God only through Christ Jesus, 1 Peter 2:5(ESV) nor can we hope to receive anything but what we ask of you in his name; John 16:23(ESV) and therefore, bless us in the Beloved, Ephesians 1:6(ESV) that other angel who put much incense to the prayers of the saints and offers them up on the golden altar before the throne. Revelation 8:3(ESV)
We come in the name of the great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses, Hebrews 4:14-15(ESV) and is therefore able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25(ESV)
Behold, O God, our shield, and look on the face of your Anointed, Psalm 84:9(ESV) in whom you have by a voice from heaven declared yourself to be well pleased; Lord, be well pleased with us in him. Matthew 3:17(ESV)