Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for Planting His Church in the World

Thanksgiving 4.30 | NIV

For the planting of the Christian religion in the world and the setting up of the gospel-church, in spite of all the opposition of the powers of darkness.

I thank you that the preaching of Jesus Christ, by the command of the eternal God, and the gospel which was made known so that all nations might believe and obey him, Romans 16:25-26(NIV) has divine power to demolish strongholds: 2 Corinthians 10:4(NIV) That the Lord worked with it and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it, Mark 16:20(NIV) so that Satan fell like lightning from heaven. Luke 10:18(NIV)

That though the gospel was met with strong opposition, 1 Thessalonians 2:2(NIV) yet it spread widely and grew in power, Acts 19:20(NIV) and multitudes turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven. 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10(NIV)

Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of God, and the authority of his Christ: Revelation 12:10(NIV) And the exalted Redeemer rode out with his bow and with his crown, as a conqueror bent on conquest, Revelation 6:2(NIV) and nations were brought forth in a moment. Isaiah 66:8(NIV)

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