Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Express your Unworthiness to Draw Near to God

Adoration 1.15 | NASB

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 indeed dwell with mankind on the earth? That God whom heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(NASB) with man, that maggot, and the son of man, that worm? Job 25:6(NASB)

Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my father’s house, that You have brought me this far to present myself before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(NASB) That I have through Christ access in one Spirit to the Father? Ephesians 2:18(NASB) And yet, as if this had been insignificant in Your eyes, You have spoken also of the house of Your servant concerning the distant future. 2 Samuel 7:19(NASB)

What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him, Psalm 8:4(NASB) and magnify him?

Oh may the Lord not be angry, Genesis 18:30(NASB) if I who am but dust and ashes venture to speak to the Lord of glory. Genesis 18:27(NASB)

I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; Genesis 32:10(NASB) nor is it good to take the children’s bread and throw it to such as I am; yet the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(NASB) and You are abounding in riches for all who call upon You. Romans 10:12(NASB)

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