Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Cross of Christ and All Its Benefits

Thanksgiving 4.19 | ESV

For the full satisfaction which Christ made to the justice of God for the sin of man by the blood of his cross, for the purchases, victories, and triumphs of the cross, and for all the precious benefits which flow to us from the dying of the Lord Jesus.

Herein indeed God shows his love to me, in that while I was still a sinner, Christ died for me, Romans 5:8(ESV) that I might be reconciled to him by the death of his Son. Romans 5:10(ESV) In this is love, not that I have loved God, but that he loved me and sent his Son to be the propitiation for my sins, 1 John 4:10(ESV) and not for mine only but for the sins of the whole world; 1 John 2:2(ESV) that he tasted death for everyone, Hebrews 2:9(ESV) that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil. Hebrews 2:14(ESV)

I bless you that by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified; Hebrews 10:14(ESV) that he has finished transgression, put an end to sin, atoned for iniquity, and has brought in an everlasting righteousness. Daniel 9:24(ESV)

That he has redeemed me from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for me. Galatians 3:13(ESV)

That God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do, by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, who by a sacrifice for sin, condemned sin in the flesh. Romans 8:3(ESV)

That he was wounded for my transgressions and crushed for my iniquities; that upon him was the chastisement of my peace, and with his stripes I am healed; and that the LORD having laid upon him the iniquity of all his people, Isaiah 53:5-6(ESV) it was his will to crush him and put him to grief. Isaiah 53:10(ESV)

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