Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

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

Thanksgiving 4.14 | KJV

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

I adore that wisdom, peace, and goodness with which thou broughtest the vine out of Egypt, didst cast out the heathen and plant it; thou preparedst room before it and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. Psalm 80:8-9(KJV)

And they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand and thine arm and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour to them. Psalm 44:3(KJV)

I bless thee that to the Jews were committed the oracles of God; Romans 3:2(KJV) that they had the adoption and the glory and the covenant, the giving of the law and the service of God and the promises: Romans 9:4(KJV) And that there did not fail one word of all thy good promise, which thou promisedst by the hand of Moses thy servant. 1 Kings 8:56(KJV)

I bless thee for all that which thou didst, at sundry times and in divers manners, speak in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hebrews 1:1(KJV) those holy men of God who spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, 2 Peter 1:21(KJV) and prophesied of the grace that should come unto the people of God, testifying beforehand the suffering of Christ and the glory that should follow; and that, not to themselves only, but to all believers, they ministered those great things, things which the angels themselves desire to look into. 1 Peter 1:10-12(KJV)

And especially, I bless thee that thou hast provided some better things for believers alive today, that they without us should not be made perfect. Hebrews 11:40(KJV)

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