Blessed are you, O LORD our God, Master of the Universe, who sanctified us through Jesus our Messiah, upon You we wait to kindle the fire of Your Holy Spirit within us
A time of silence…
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit away from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. (184)
Give me grace to put off my old self, which is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (125)
Let the world be crucified to me, and I to the world, by the cross of Christ. (126)
Give me grace, I beg you, to love you, the Lord my God, with all my heart and soul and mind and strength, which is the great and first commandment; (220) to hold fast to you in love (221) and to delight myself always in you; and therein I shall have the desires of my heart. (222)
Circumcise my heart to love you, the LORD my God, with all my heart and with all my soul, that I may live. (223)
O that God’s love may be poured into my heart through the Holy Spirit. (224)
Write your law on my heart, and put it within me, (185) that I may be a letter from Christ, written by the Spirit of the living God, not on a tablet of stone, but on the tablet of my human heart; (186) that the law of my God being in my heart, none of my steps may slip; (187) and that I may delight to do your will, O God, (188) may delight in the law of God in my inner being. (189)
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law and gospel. (152)
O that I may be filled with the knowledge of your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. (178)
Let the God who began a good work in me bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (143)
Fulfill, O God, your purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever: do not forsake the work of your hands. (144)”
Sing or play a song of worship to God.
Come, Holy Spirit. Come.
A time of silent waiting …
“I entreat your favor, O God, with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise, (85) for in your favor is life; (86) yes, your steadfast love is better than life itself. (87)
LORD, make your face to shine upon me and be gracious to me; LORD, lift up the light of your countenance upon me and give me peace. (88)”
In the powerful Name of Jesus,
God bless you. +++
85 Ps 119:58.
86 Ps 30:5 (margin).
87 Ps 63:3.
88 Num 6:25-26.
125 Eph 4:22, 24.
126 Gal 6:14.
143 Phil 1:6.
144 Ps 138:8.
152 Ps 119:18.
178 Col 1:9-10.
184 Ps 51:10-12.
185 Jer 31:33.
186 2 Cor 3:3.
187 Ps 37:31.
188 Ps 40:8.
189 Rom 7:22.
220 v. Matt 22:37-38; Mark 12:30.
221 Ps 91:14.
222 Ps 37:4.
223 Deut 30:6.
224 Rom 5:5.
Excerpt From: Henry, Matthew. “Matthew Henry’s Method for Prayer (ESV 1st Person Version).” Matthew Henry. iBooks.
Used by permission: Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, alliancenet.org: https://www.matthewhenry.org
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Repost from May 15, 2013 blog post: WWJD