Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Ministry and Other Ordinances

Thanksgiving 4.29 | NIV

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

I thank you that you have not only revealed your word to Jacob, but your laws and decrees to Israel, to your people: You have done this for no other nation; they do not know your laws. Psalm 147:19-20(NIV)

That the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them; Revelation 21:3(NIV) and that he has put his sanctuary among them forever, Ezekiel 37:26(NIV) and there will meet with the children of Israel. Exodus 29:43(KJV)

I thank you that you have made known to your people your holy Sabbath, Nehemiah 9:14(NIV) and that there still remains a Sabbath-rest for the people of God. Hebrews 4:9(NIV)

And that when the Lord Jesus ascended on high, he gave gifts to men, Ephesians 4:8(NIV) not only prophets, apostles, and evangelists, but pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until all the people of God reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ; Ephesians 4:11-13(NIV) and that while they teach your people to obey everything Christ has commanded, he has promised to be with them always, to the very end of the age.

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