Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Help for Prayer

I want to pass along what has been a good help for me in my prayer life. Matthew Henry's Method for Prayer is a great tool. You can use the site to find specific areas of prayer (Adoration, Confession, etc.) if you like. However, what I have found to be most helpful is the link to sign up for prayer emails.

If you sign up, you will receive an email with a specific, focused prayer each day. The thing that I love most about it is that it is all Scripture. The entire prayer is Scripture. I encourage you to make use of this. One of the best ways to fan the flames (or create a spark) of prayer is through the use of Scripture as prayer. This is the prayer for today... just to whet your appetite.

The Lord of peace himself give me peace, all peace, at all times in every way: 2 Thessalonians 3:16(ESV) That peace which Jesus Christ has left with his people, which he gives to me; such a peace as the world can neither give nor take away; such a peace as that my heart may not be troubled or afraid. John 14:27(ESV)
Let the effect of righteousness in my soul be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. Isaiah 32:17(ESV)
Speak peace to your people, to your saints, and let them not turn back to folly.Psalm 85:8(ESV)
O create the fruit of the lips, Peace, peace to those who are far off and to those who are near; and restore comfort to your mourners. Isaiah 57:18-19(ESV)
Where the sons of peace are, let your peace find them out and rest upon them.Luke 10:6(ESV)
Let me hear of your steadfast love and taste that you are good, 1 Peter 2:3(ESV)for in you do I trust. Psalm 143:8(ESV)
Let the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus; Philippians 4:7(ESV) and let that peace rule in my heart, to which I have been called. Colossians 3:15(ESV)
May the God of hope fill me with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit I may abound in hope. Romans 15:13(ESV)
May God use this resource to draw you into His presence more and more. 

Matthew Henry Method for Prayer

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