Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
Beg for the Forgiveness of What has been Amiss in your Prayers
We may then beg for the forgiveness of what has been amiss in our prayers.
Lord, we have not prayed as we ought: Romans 8:26(ESV) who is there who does good and never sins? Ecclesiastes 7:20(ESV) Even when we want to do right, evil lies close at hand; and if we have the desire to do what is right, we seem not to have the ability to carry it out: For we do not do the good that we want, but the evil we do not want is what we keep on doing; Romans 7:18-21(ESV) so that you might justly refuse to hear, though we make many prayers. Isaiah 1:15(ESV) But we have a great High Priest, who bears the guilt from the holy things that the people of Israel consecrate as their holy gifts; Exodus 28:38(ESV) for his sake, take away all that guilt from us, Hosea 14:2(ESV) even all the guilt and iniquity of our holy things, and receive us graciously and love us freely, Hosea 14:4(ESV) and deal not with us according to our folly. Job 42:8(ESV)