8.22.10 For those who are in Prison

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry


When we pray with or for those that are in prison.

Those that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron, because they rebelled against the word of God and  contemned the counsel of the Most High, Psalm 107:10-11(KJV) give them grace to cry unto thee in their trouble, Psalm 107:13(KJV) and in a day of adversity to consider. Ecclesiastes 7:14(KJV)

In their captivity give them to bethink themselves to humble themselves and pray and seek thy face; to repent, saying, We have sinned and have done perversely, and to return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul. 1 Kings 8:47-48(KJV) And bring their souls out of prison, that they may praise thy name. Psalm 142:7(KJV) Bring them into the glorious liberty of the children of God, out of the bondage of corruption. Romans 8:21(KJV) Let the Son make them free, and then they shall be free indeed. John 8:36(KJV)

Those that are wrongly imprisoned, be thou with them, as thou wast with Joseph in the prison, and show them mercy. Genesis 39:21(KJV) Hear the poor, and despise not thy prisoners, Psalm 69:33(KJV) but let their sorrowful sighing come before thee, and according to the greatness of thy power preserve those that are unjustly appointed to die. Psalm 79:11(KJV)


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