Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
For the powerful influences of divine grace to sanctify and preserve us, to prevent our falling into sin, and to strengthen us in doing our duty.
You have not quenched the smoldering wick, nor broken the bruised reed, Matthew 12:20(ESV) nor despised the day of small things; Zechariah 4:10(ESV) but having had the help of God, we continue up to this time. Acts 26:22(ESV)
On the day we called, you answered us; and our strength of soul you increased. Psalm 138:3(ESV)
We have reason never to forget your precepts, for by them you have given us life; and if your law had not been our delight, we would have perished in our affliction many a time; Psalm 119:92-93(ESV) for your statutes have been our songs in the house of our sojourning. Psalm 119:54(ESV)
If the Lord had not been our help, our souls would soon have lived in the land of silence: But when we thought, “Our foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held us up; and when the cares of our hearts are many, your consolations cheer our souls. Psalm 94:17-19(ESV)