Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Reverently Adore God, Part 2

Adoration 1.3 | NIV

I must acknowledge his Being to be unquestionable and past dispute.

The heavens declare your glory, O God, and the skies proclaim the work of your hands, Psalm 19:1(NIV) and your eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen and understood from what has been made. Romans 1:19-20(NIV) So they are fools without excuse who say, “There is no God”; Psalm 14:1(NIV) for surely the righteous are rewarded, surely there is a God who judges the earth, Psalm 58:11(NIV) and heaven too.

I therefore come to you believing that you exist and that you powerfully and bountifully reward those who earnestly seek you. Hebrews 11:6(NIV)

Yet I must understand and own his nature to be incomprehensible.

I cannot fathom the mysteries of God; I cannot probe the limits of the Almighty. Job 11:7(NIV)

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:3(NIV)

Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise? Psalm 106:2(NIV)

And his perfections to be matchless and without compare.

Who is a God like you – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? Exodus 15:11(NIV)

Who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings? Psalm 89:6(NIV) O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you. Psalm 89:8(NIV)

Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. Psalm 86:8(NIV) For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God. Psalm 86:10(NIV)

No creature has an arm like God’s, or can thunder with a voice like his. Job 40:9(NIV)

And that he is infinitely above me and all other beings.

You are God and not man; you do not have eyes of flesh, nor do you see as a mortal sees. Your days are not like those of a mortal, or your years like those of a man. Job 10:4-5(NIV)

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are your thoughts higher than my thoughts and your ways than my ways. Isaiah 55:9(NIV)

All nations before you are like a drop in a bucket, or as dust on the scales; you weigh the islands as though they were fine dust; Isaiah 40:15(NIV) they are as nothing; they are regarded by you as worthless and less than nothing. Isaiah 40:17(NIV)

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