Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Express your Unworthiness to Draw Near to God

Adoration 1.15 | KJV

I must express the sense I have of my own meanness and unworthiness to draw near to God and speak to him.

But will God in very deed dwell with man upon the earth? That God whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(KJV) with man that is a worm, and the son of man that is a worm? Job 25:6(KJV)

Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my father’s house, that thou hast brought me hitherto to present myself before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(KJV) That I have through Christ an access by one Spirit unto the Father? Ephesians 2:18(KJV) And yet, as if this had been a small thing in thy sight, thou hast spoken concerning thy servant for a great while to come, and is this the manner of men, O Lord God? 2 Samuel 7:19(KJV)

What is man that thou art thus mindful of him, and the son of man that thou visitest him, Psalm 8:4(KJV) and dost thus magnify him?

O let not the Lord be angry, Genesis 18:30(KJV) if I that am but dust and ashes take upon myself to speak unto the Lord of glory. Genesis 18:27(KJV)

I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; Genesis 32:10(KJV) nor is it meet to take the children’s bread and cast it to such as I am; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(KJV) and thou art rich in mercy to all that call upon thee. Romans 10:12(KJV)

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