Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Own your Relation to God

Adoration 1.13 | KJV

I must avouch this God to be my God and own my relation to him, his dominion over me, and propriety in me.

My soul has said unto the Lord, Thou art my God, though my goodness extendeth not unto thee; Psalm 16:2(KJV) neither if I am righteous art thou the better. Job 35:7(KJV)

Thou art my King, O God: Psalm 44:4(KJV) Other lords besides thee have had dominion over me, but from henceforth by thee only will I make mention of thy name. Isaiah 26:13(KJV)

I avouch the Lord this day to be my God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes and commandments and his judgments, and to hearken to his voice and give myself unto him, to be of his peculiar people, as he hath promised, that I may be of a holy people unto the Lord my God; Deuteronomy 26:17-19(KJV) and may be unto him for a name and for a praise and for a glory. Jeremiah 13:11(KJV)

O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant born in thy house, and thou hast loosed my bonds: Psalm 116:16(KJV) I am bought with a price, and therefore I am not my own, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20(KJV) but yield myself unto the Lord, 2 Chronicles 30:8(KJV) and join myself unto him in an everlasting covenant that shall never be forgotten. Jeremiah 50:5(KJV)

I am thine, save me, for I seek thy precepts; Psalm 119:94(KJV) it is thine own, Lord, that I give thee, and that which cometh of thine hand. 1 Chronicles 29:16(KJV)

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