Prayer for Matthew 7

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Praying through Matthew 7:1

Heavenly Father, keep me I pray from hypocritical thoughts and unrighteous judgement of others - but give me the wisdom and discernment I need to judge between that which is good and that which is evil. Keep me walking humbly before You and help me to always to consider the needs of others before my own - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.”
(Matthew 7:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:1

Praying through Matthew 7:7

Loving Father, thank You for breaking down the barrier between God and man and permitting me to come into Your holy presence in prayer, for mercy to find help in time of need. Help me to pray, and keep on praying in spirit and in truth. Help me to pray purposefully and persistently, and in accordance with Your will... and may I learn to ask in faith, to seek You with all my heart, and to knock with patient endurance, so that I may live according to Your will. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”
(Matthew 7:7)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:7

Praying through Matthew 7:8

Heavenly Father, thank You for laying out so clearly the principles and practices that should govern our lives as we die to self and live for God. Thank You that my salvation does not rely on what I have done but on what Christ has done on my account. Lord, at times I have tried to do things in my own strength, only to fail. Help me to live aright and pray according to Your Word and will. Give me an understanding heart and the desire to live and work and pray in a manner that honours Your holy name. I praise and thank You that You are my sole Provider. May I pray according to Your will, seek to grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus, and submit to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN. 

“For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
(Matthew 7:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:8

Praying through Matthew 7:11

Lord, how privileged I am that You are my heavenly Father Who loves each one of Your children with an everlasting love and provides all we need, according to Your riches in glory. Thank You that You loved me enough to send Jesus to die for my sins and that You delight to give good gifts to Your children. Lord, I know too often I have tried to provide for my own needs without asking You, or I have lost faith and stopped seeking You, when an answer is delayed. I realise how this must sadden Your heart. Thank You that You have provided over and above all that I could ask or think, not only in this world but in the ages to come. This I pray in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
(Matthew 7:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:11

Praying through Matthew 7:12

Heavenly Father, I pray that in all I say and do I may do only that which is honouring to You. I pray that my actions and attitudes and the innermost motives behind my thoughts and words.. may be pleasing to You and a reflection of Christ in me, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”
(Matthew 7:12)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:12

Praying through Matthew 7:13

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I have been saved by grace and have an eternal inheritance kept for me in heaven. I pray that I may die daily to all that is of self and live every day of my life for Christ. I pray that I will choose to enter the narrow gate of disciplined, dedicated discipleship, which leads to an abundant life here on earth, as I die daily to self and live each day for Christ.. in Whose name I pray. AMEN.

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:”
(Matthew 7:13)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:13

Praying through Matthew 7:14

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your grace, You brought me to an understanding that the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life. Thank You that by faith in Christ, I have found the Way to life and discovered Him to be the truth of the glorious gospel of grace. I pray that You would have pity on those that remain dead in their sin. Have mercy on those who through pride and their own self-sufficiency, have not yet found the narrow way that leads to life. Use me I pray, in whatever way You choose, to speak the truth in love to those who are on the broad way to destruction, and bring many into Your kingdom this day, I pray. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
(Matthew 7:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:14

Praying through Matthew 7:21

Heavenly Father, thank You for the warning of false prophets and professors, in your Word. I pray that you would guard the hearts and minds of all your children and protect them from false prophets and ungodly professors who seek to devour the flock. Help us identify the fruit of those in positions of leadership in the Church who come to us in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves, and give us discernment to know the truth and reject those who do not discern Your will. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN. 

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
(Matthew 7:21)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 7:21