Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Covenant of Grace

Thanksgiving 4.27 | NIV

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

I thank you that in Jesus Christ you have made an everlasting covenant with me, your faithful love promised to David; Isaiah 55:3(NIV) and that though the mountains may be shaken and the hills be removed, yet this covenant of your peace will never be removed. Isaiah 54:10(NIV)

That you have given me very great and precious promises, so that through them I may participate in the divine nature; 2 Peter 1:4(NIV) and that this covenant of which Jesus Christ is Mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises. Hebrews 8:6(NIV)

That though you punish my sin with the rod and my iniquity with flogging, yet you will not take your love from me nor betray your faithfulness; you will not violate your covenant or alter what your lips have uttered. Psalm 89:32-34(NIV)

That because you wanted to make the unchanging nature of your purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, you have confirmed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, I who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to me may be greatly encouraged. Hebrews 6:17-18(NIV)

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

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