Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
Plead with God your Misery Because of Sin, Along with the Blessed Condition of Pardoned Sinners
Our own misery and danger because of sin.
For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon our guilt, for it is great; Psalm 25:11(ESV) for evils have encompassed us beyond number; our iniquities have overtaken us, and we cannot see. Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver us! O LORD, make haste to help us! Psalm 40:12-13(ESV)
O do not remember against us our former iniquities, let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake! Psalm 79:8-9(ESV)
Remember not the sins of our youth or our transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember us, for the sake of your goodness, O LORD! Psalm 25:7(ESV)
The blessed condition which they are in whose sins are pardoned.
O let us have the blessedness of those whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; of that man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Psalm 32:1-2(ESV)
O let us have redemption through Christ’s blood, even the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of your grace, which you have lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight. Ephesians 1:7-8(ESV) That being in Christ Jesus, there may be no condemnation for us; Romans 8:1(ESV) that our sins, which are many, having been forgiven us, Luke 7:47(ESV) we may go in peace: Luke 7:50(ESV) For no inhabitant will say, “I am sick,” if the people who dwell there have been forgiven their iniquity. Isaiah 33:24(ESV)