Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Cross of Christ and All Its Benefits

Thanksgiving 4.19 | NIV

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 me from the dying of the Lord Jesus.

Herein indeed God demonstrates his own love for me: while I was still a sinner, Christ died for me, Romans 5:8(NIV) that I might be reconciled to God through the death of his Son. Romans 5:10(NIV) This is love: not that I loved God, but that he loved me and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for my sins, 1 John 4:10(NIV) and not only for mine but also for the sins of the whole world; 1 John 2:2(NIV) that he tasted death for everyone, Hebrews 2:9(NIV) so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death – that is, the devil. Hebrews 2:14(NIV)

I bless you that by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy; Hebrews 10:14(NIV) that he has finished transgression, put an end to sin, atoned for wickedness, and brought in everlasting righteousness. Daniel 9:24(NIV)

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

That what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God has done by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man, who by a sacrifice for sin, condemned sin in sinful man. Romans 8:3(NIV)

That he was pierced for my transgressions and crushed for my iniquities; that the punishment that brought me peace was upon him, and by his wounds I am healed; and that the LORD having laid on him the iniquity of all his people, Isaiah 53:5-6(NIV) it was his will to crush him and cause him to suffer. Isaiah 53:10(NIV)

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