Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
In our preparation for the Lord’s Supper.
Now we are invited to come eat of wisdom’s bread and drink of the wine that she has mingled, Proverbs 9:5(KJV) give us to hunger and thirst after righteousness; Matthew 5:6(KJV) and being called to the marriage supper of the Lamb, Revelation 19:9(KJV) give us the wedding garment. Matthew 22:11(KJV)
Awake, O north wind, and come, thou south, and blow upon our garden, that the spices thereof may flow forth; and then let our beloved come into his garden and eat his pleasant fruits. Song of Solomon 4:16(KJV)
Draw us, and we will run after thee; bring us into thy chambers, that there we may be glad and rejoice in thee, and may remember thy love more than wine. Song of Solomon 1:4(KJV) And when the king sits at his table, let our spikenard send forth the smell thereof. Song of Solomon 1:12(KJV)
And the good Lord pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary: Hear our prayers, and heal the people. 2 Chronicles 30:18-20(KJV)
In the celebrating of the Lord’s Supper.
O let this cup of blessing which we bless, be the communion of the blood of Christ; let this bread which we break, be the communion of the body of Christ, 1 Corinthians 10:16(KJV) and enable us herein to shew the Lord’s death till he come. 1 Corinthians 11:26(KJV)
Now let us be joined to the Lord in an everlasting covenant; Jeremiah 50:5(KJV) so joined to the Lord, as to become one spirit with him. 1 Corinthians 6:17(KJV) Now let us be made partakers of Christ, by holding fast the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end. Hebrews 3:14(KJV)
Let Christ’s flesh be meat indeed to us, and his blood drink indeed: and give us so by faith to eat his flesh and drink his blood, that he may dwell in us, and we in him, and we may live by him. John 6:55-57(KJV)
Let the cross of Christ, which is to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness, be to us the wisdom of God and the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:23-24(KJV)
Seal to us the remission of sins, the gift of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38(KJV) and the promise of eternal life, 1 John 2:25(KJV) and enable us to take this cup of salvation and to call on the name of the Lord. Psalm 116:13(KJV)
After celebrating the Lord’s Supper.
And now, Lord, give us to hold fast that which we have received, that no man take our crown; Revelation 3:11(KJV) and keep it always in the imagination of the thoughts of our hearts, and prepare our hearts unto thee. 1 Chronicles 29:18(KJV)
O that we may now bear about with us continually the dying of our Lord Jesus, so as that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal bodies, 2 Corinthians 4:10(KJV) that to us to live may be Christ. Philippians 1:21(KJV)