Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Acknowledge the Privilege of Drawing Near to God in Prayer

Adoration 1.14 | KJV

I must acknowledge it an unspeakable favour and an inestimable privilege that I am not only admitted, but invited and encouraged, to draw nigh to God in prayer.

Thou hast commanded me to pray always, with all prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, and to watch thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:18(KJV) to continue in prayer, and in every thing, with prayer and supplication, to make my requests known to God. Philippians 4:6(KJV)

Thou hast directed me to ask and seek and knock, and hast promised that I shall receive, I shall find, and it shall be opened to me. Matthew 7:7(KJV)

Thou hast appointed to me a great High Priest, in whose name I may come boldly to the throne of grace, that I may find mercy and grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16(KJV)

Thou hast assured me, that while the sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, the prayer of the upright is his delight; Proverbs 15:8(KJV) and that he that offers praise glorifies thee; Psalm 50:23(KJV) and the sacrifice of thanksgiving shall please the Lord better than that of an ox or bullock that has horns and hoofs. Psalm 69:30-31(KJV)

Thou art he that hearest prayer, and therefore unto thee shall all flesh come. Psalm 65:2(KJV)

Thou sayest, Seek ye my face, and my heart answers, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Psalm 27:8(KJV) For, should not a person seek unto his God? Isaiah 8:19(KJV) Whither shall I go but to thee? Thou hast the words of eternal life. John 6:68(KJV)

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