Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Many Instances of His Goodness and Kind Providence

Thanksgiving 4.2 | KJV

With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general. [continued]

Thou didst not leave thyself without witness among the heathen, in that thou didst good and gavest them rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(KJV)

Thou coverest the heavens with clouds, and preparest rain for the earth, and makest grass to grow upon the mountains. Thou givest to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. Psalm 147:8-9(KJV)

Thou causest it to rain on the wilderness, where there is no man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground. Job 38:26-27(KJV)

Thou visitest the earth and waterest it, thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water; thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it; thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly, thou settlest the furrows thereof; thou makest it soft with showers, thou blessest the springing thereof; thou crownest the year with thy goodness, and thy paths drop fatness. Psalm 65:9-11(KJV)

Thou sendest the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills; and they give drink to every beast of the field; and by them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation, which sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(KJV)

Thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever, Psalm 104:5(KJV) and settest bounds to the waters of the sea, that they turn not again to cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(KJV) Thou hast shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(KJV) and broken up for it thy decreed place, saying, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no farther; here shall thy proud waves be stayed. Job 38:10-11(KJV) And thou hast made good what thou hast sworn, that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth. Isaiah 54:9(KJV)

Thy covenant of the day and of the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(KJV) but still thou givest the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(KJV) and art faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seed-time and harvest-time, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(KJV)

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