Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Rely on Jesus Alone for Acceptance with God

Adoration 1.20 | KJV

I must profess my entire reliance on the Lord Jesus Christ alone for acceptance with God and come in his name.

I do not present my supplication before thee for my righteousness, Daniel 9:18(KJV) for I am before thee in my trespasses, Ezra 9:15(KJV) and cannot stand before thee because of them; Psalm 130:3(KJV) but I make mention of Christ’s righteousness, even of his only, who is the Lord our righteousness, Jeremiah 23:6(KJV) and therefore the Lord my righteousness.

I know that even spiritual sacrifices are acceptable to God only through Christ Jesus, 1 Peter 2:5(KJV) nor can I hope to receive any thing but what I ask of thee in his name; John 16:23(KJV) and therefore, make me accepted in the Beloved, Ephesians 1:6(KJV) that other angel, who put much incense to the prayers of saints and offers them up upon the golden altar before the throne. Revelation 8:3(KJV)

I come in the name of the great High Priest who is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, who was touched with the feeling of my infirmities, Hebrews 4:14-15(KJV) and is therefore able to save to the uttermost all those that come to God by him, because he ever lives, making intercession. Hebrews 7:25(KJV)

Behold, O God, my shield, and look upon the face of thine Anointed, Psalm 84:9(KJV) in whom thou hast by a voice from heaven declared thyself to be well pleased; Lord, be well pleased with me in him. Matthew 3:17(KJV)

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