Jesus Taught Us To Pray |

TBC Staff

The Lord Jesus has taught us to pray, not only with, but for others; and the apostle has appointed us to make supplication for all the saints, Ephesians:6:18 and many of his prayers in his epistles are for his friends. And we must not think that when we are in this part of prayer, we may let fall our fervency and be more indifferent because we ourselves are not immediately concerned in it; but rather, let a holy fire of love, both to God and man, here make our devotion yet more warm and lively.

We must pray for the whole world of mankind, the lost world; and thus, we must honor everyone (1 Peter:2:17), and, according to our capacity, do good to everyone (Galatians:6:10).

—Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714, Nonconformist minister and author, best known for the six-volume biblical commentary Exposition of the Old and New Testaments).