Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Own your Relation to God

Adoration 1.13 | NIV

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

I said to the LORD, “You are my God; apart from you I have no good thing; Psalm 16:2(NIV) even if I am righteous, what do I give to you?” Job 35:7(NIV)

You are my King and my God: Psalm 44:4(NIV) Other lords besides you have ruled over me, but from henceforth your name alone do I honor. Isaiah 26:13(NIV)

I declare this day that the LORD is my God and that I will walk in his ways, that I will keep his decrees, commands, and laws, and that I will obey him and give myself to him, to be of his people, of his treasured possession as he has promised, that I may be of a people holy to the LORD my God; Deuteronomy 26:17-19(NIV) and may be to him for his renown and praise and honor. Jeremiah 13:11(NIV)

O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, born in your house, and you have freed me from my chains: Psalm 116:16(NIV) I have been bought at a price, and therefore I am not my own; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20(NIV) and so I submit to the Lord, 2 Chronicles 30:8(NIV) and bind myself to him in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten. Jeremiah 50:5(NIV)

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

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