Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Covenant of Grace

Thanksgiving 4.27 | KJV

For the covenant of grace made with me in Jesus Christ and all the exceeding great and precious privileges of that covenant, and for the seals of it.

I thank thee that in Jesus Christ thou hast made an everlasting covenant with me, even the sure mercies of David; Isaiah 55:3(KJV) and that though the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, yet this covenant of thy peace shall never be removed. Isaiah 54:10(KJV)

That thou hast given unto me exceeding great and precious promises, that by these I might be a partaker of a divine nature; 2 Peter 1:4(KJV) and that Jesus Christ is the Mediator of this better covenant, which is established upon better promises. Hebrews 8:6(KJV)

That though thou chasten my transgression with the rod and my iniquity with stripes, yet thy loving-kindness thou wilt not utterly take away nor cause thy faithfulness to fail; thy covenant thou wilt not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of thy lips. Psalm 89:32-34(KJV)

That being willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of thy counsel, thou hast confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, I might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before me. Hebrews 6:17-18(KJV)

That baptism is appointed to be a seal of the righteousness which is by faith, as circumcision was; Romans 4:11(KJV) that it assures me of the remission of sins and the gift of the Holy Ghost; and that this promise is to God’s people and their children. Acts 2:38-39(KJV) And that the cup in the Lord’s Supper is the blood of the New Testament, which was shed for many, for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28(KJV)

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