Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Acknowledge the Privilege of Drawing Near to God in Prayer

Adoration 1.14 | NASB

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

You have commanded me to pray at all times, with all prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, and to be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all saints; Ephesians 6:18(NASB) to continue in prayer, and in everything, by prayer and supplication, to make my requests known to God. Philippians 4:6(NASB)

You have directed me to ask and seek and knock, and have promised that I will receive, I will find, and it will be opened to me. Matthew 7:7(NASB)

You have appointed for me a great High Priest, in whose name I may draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that I may find mercy and grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16(NASB)

You have 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(NASB) and that he who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors You; Psalm 50:23(NASB) and the sacrifice of thanksgiving will please the LORD better than that of an ox or a young bull with horns and hoofs. Psalm 69:30-31(NASB)

You are He who hears prayer, and therefore to You all men come. Psalm 65:2(NASB)

You say, “Seek my face”; and my heart answers, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.” Psalm 27:8(NASB) For, should not a person consult their God? Isaiah 8:19(NASB) Where shall I go but to You? You have words of eternal life. John 6:68(NASB)

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