Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Own your Relation to God

Adoration 1.13 | ESV

We must declare this God to be our God and own our relation to him, his dominion over us, and propriety in us.

My soul has said to the LORD, “You are my Lord, I have no good apart from you; Psalm 16:2(ESV) neither if I am righteous are you the better.” Job 35:7(ESV)

You are my King, O God: Psalm 44:4(ESV) Other lords besides you have ruled over me, but your name alone I bring to remembrance. Isaiah 26:13(ESV)

I declare today that the LORD is my God, and that I will walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his rules, and will obey his voice and give myself to him, to be of his people for a treasured possession, as he has promised, that I may be of a holy people to the Lord my God; Deuteronomy 26:17-19(ESV) and might be to him for a name, a praise, and a glory. Jeremiah 13:11(ESV)

O Lord, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, born in your house, and you have loosed my bonds: Psalm 116:16(ESV) I have been bought with a price, and therefore I am not my own; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20(ESV) and so I yield myself to the Lord, 2 Chronicles 30:8(ESV) and join myself to him in an everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten. Jeremiah 50:5(ESV)

I am yours, save me, for I seek your precepts; Psalm 119:94(ESV) it is your own, Lord, that I give you, and that which comes from your hand. 1 Chronicles 29:16(ESV)

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