Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Ministry and Other Ordinances

Thanksgiving 4.29 | KJV

For the institution of ordinances, and particularly that of the ministry.

I thank thee that thou hast not only shewed thy word unto Jacob, but thy statutes and judgments unto Israel, unto your people: Thou hast not dealt so with other nations; and as for thy judgments, they have not known them. Psalm 147:19-20(KJV)

That the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them; Revelation 21:3(KJV) and that he hath set his sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore, Ezekiel 37:26(KJV) and there will meet with the children of Israel. Exodus 29:43(KJV)

I thank thee that thou hast made known unto your people thy holy sabbaths, Nehemiah 9:14(KJV) and that still there remains the keeping of a sabbath to the people of God. Hebrews 4:9(KJV)

And that when the Lord Jesus ascended up on high he gave gifts unto men, Ephesians 4:8(KJV) not only prophets, apostles, and evangelists, but pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till all the people of God come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; Ephesians 4:11-13(KJV) and that while they teach your people to observe all things which Christ hath commanded, he hath promised to be with them always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20(KJV)

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