Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Many Glorious Instances of His Favor to the Old Testament Church

Thanksgiving 4.14 | ESV

For the many glorious instances of God’s favor to the Old Testament church.

I adore that wisdom, peace, and goodness with which you brought the vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it; you cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land. Psalm 80:8-9(ESV)

And they did not win the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. Psalm 44:3(ESV)

I bless you that the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God; Romans 3:2(ESV) that they had the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises: Romans 9:4(ESV) And that not one word has failed of all your good promise, which you spoke by Moses your servant. 1 Kings 8:56(ESV)

I bless you for all that which you did, at many times and in many ways, speak to the fathers by the prophets, Hebrews 1:1(ESV) those men who spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit, 2 Peter 1:21(ESV) and prophesied about the grace that should come to the people of God, predicting the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories; and that, not to themselves only, but to all believers, they ministered those great things, things into which angels desire to look. 1 Peter 1:10-12(ESV)

And especially, I bless you that you have provided something better for believers alive today, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Hebrews 11:40(ESV)

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