Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
And, Lord, forasmuch as there is in us a bent to turn away from you, Hosea 11:7(ESV) so that when our sins are forgiven, we are ready to turn back to folly, Psalm 85:8(ESV) we pray that you will not only forgive us our debts but take care of us, that we may not offend anymore. Job 34:32(ESV) Lord, lead us not into temptation. We know that no one can say when he is tempted that he is being tempted by God, for God himself tempts no one; James 1:13(ESV) but we know that God is able to make all grace abound to us, 2 Corinthians 9:8(ESV) and to keep us from stumbling and present us blameless. Jude 1:24(ESV) We therefore pray that you will never give us over to our own stubborn hearts, to follow our own counsels, Psalm 81:12(ESV) but restrain Satan, that roaring lion who goes about seeking someone to devour; 1 Peter 5:8(ESV) and grant that we may not be ignorant of his designs. 2 Corinthians 2:11(ESV) O let not Satan have us, to sift us like wheat; or however, let our faith not fail. Luke 22:31-32(ESV) Let not the messengers of Satan be permitted to harass us; 2 Corinthians 12:7(ESV) but if they do, let your grace be sufficient for us, that where we are weak, there we may be strong, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10(ESV) and may be more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37(ESV) And the God of peace crush Satan under our feet, and do it shortly. Romans 16:20(ESV) And since we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against rulers and authorities and the cosmic powers over this present darkness, Ephesians 6:12(ESV) let us be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Ephesians 6:10(ESV)
Lord, grant that we may never enter into temptation, Matthew 26:41(ESV) but having prayed, may we set a guard; Nehemiah 4:9(ESV) and let your wise and good providence so order all our affairs and all events that concern us, that no temptation may overtake us that is not common to man, and that we may never be tempted beyond our ability to discern, resist, and overcome through the grace of God. 1 Corinthians 10:13(ESV) Lord, do not lay any stumbling block before us, so that we should stumble and perish. Jeremiah 6:21(ESV) Let nothing be a hindrance in our way, Romans 14:13(ESV) but give us that great peace which they have who love your law, for nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165(ESV)
And lead us, we entreat you, into all the truth; John 16:13(ESV) lead us in your truth and teach us, for you are the God of our salvation. Make us to know your ways, O God, and teach us your paths, Psalm 25:4-5(ESV) the paths of righteousness; O lead us in those paths for your name’s sake, so that we may be led beside still waters. Psalm 23:2-3(ESV)
And deliver us, we plead with you, from the evil one; protect us, that the evil one does not touch us, 1 John 5:18(ESV) that he does not sow his weeds in the field of our hearts, Matthew 13:25(ESV) that we will not be ensnared by his schemes, Ephesians 6:11(ESV) or wounded by his flaming darts; Ephesians 6:16(ESV) let the word of God abide in us, that we may be strong and may overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:14(ESV)
Deliver us from every evil thing, we pray, that we may do no wrong: 2 Corinthians 13:7(ESV) O rescue us from every evil deed; 2 Timothy 4:18(ESV) save us from our sins; Matthew 1:21(ESV) redeem us from all lawlessness, Titus 2:14(ESV) especially the sin which clings so closely. Hebrews 12:1(ESV) Conceal pride from us; Job 33:17(ESV) put false ways far from us: Psalm 119:29(ESV) Let us not eat of sinners’ delicacies; Psalm 141:4(ESV) incline our hearts to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain; Psalm 119:36(ESV) and keep us from speaking rashly with our lips: Psalm 106:33(ESV) But especially keep back your servants from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over us! Psalm 19:13(ESV)
Preserve us, we beg you, that no evil thing may be allowed to befall us; Psalm 91:10(ESV) and keep us from evil, that it may not hurt us. Psalm 121:7(ESV) O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand, wondrously show us your steadfast love, and keep us as the apple of your eye; hide us in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:7-8(ESV) Guard what has been entrusted to you. 2 Timothy 1:12(ESV) You who have delivered, please deliver; and, we hope and pray, that you will deliver us again, 2 Corinthians 1:10(ESV) will deliver us from all our fears. Psalm 34:4(ESV) O make us to dwell secure and grant that we may be at ease, without dread of disaster. Proverbs 1:33(ESV) And bring us safe at last to your holy mountain, where there is no more a briar to prick or a thorn to hurt, Ezekiel 28:24(ESV) nothing to hurt or destroy. Isaiah 11:9(ESV)