Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
In our evening prayers.
Thou, O God, makest the out-goings of the evening, as well as of the morning, to rejoice; Psalm 65:8(KJV) for thereby thou callest us from work and our labour Psalm 104:23(KJV) and biddest us rest a while. Mark 6:31(KJV) And now let our souls return to thee and repose in thee as our rest, because thou hast dealt bountifully with us; Psalm 116:7(KJV) so shall our sleep be sweet to us. Jeremiah 31:26(KJV)
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with his benefits, Psalm 68:19(KJV) who hath this day preserved our going out and coming in; Psalm 121:8(KJV) and now we have received from thee our daily bread, we pray, Father, forgive us our trespasses. Matthew 6:11-12(KJV)
And we will lay us down and sleep; for thou, Lord, makest us to dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8(KJV) Make a hedge of protection, we pray thee, about us and about our house and about all that we have round about. Job 1:10(KJV) Let the angels of God encamp round about us, to deliver us; Psalm 34:7(KJV) that we may lie down, and none may make us afraid. Job 11:19(KJV)
Into thy hands we commit our spirits, Psalm 31:5(KJV) that in slumberings upon the bed, our ears may be opened and instructions sealed; Job 33:15-16(KJV) and let the Lord give us counsel; and let our reins instruct us in the night season. Psalm 16:7(KJV) Visit us in the night and try us Psalm 17:3(KJV) and enable us to commune with our own hearts upon our bed. Psalm 4:4(KJV)