Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Martyrs and Confessors who have Gone Before you

Thanksgiving 4.32 | KJV

For the martyrs and confessors, the lights of the church, and the good examples of those that are gone before me to heaven.

I bless thee for all those who have been enabled to approve themselves to God in much patience, in afflictions, in distresses; 2 Corinthians 6:4(KJV) who when they have been brought before governors and kings for Christ’s sake, it has turned to them for a testimony, Luke 21:12-13(KJV) and God has given them a mouth and wisdom, which all their adversaries were not able to gainsay or resist. Luke 21:15(KJV)

That those who for Christ’s sake were killed all the day long and accounted as sheep for the slaughter, were yet, in all these things, more than conquerors, through him that loved them. Romans 8:36-37(KJV)

That they overcame the accuser of the brethren by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and by not loving their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:10-11(KJV)

I bless thee for the cloud of witnesses with which I am encompassed about, Hebrews 12:1(KJV) for the footsteps of the flock, Song of Solomon 1:8(KJV) for the elders that have obtained a good report, Hebrews 11:2(KJV) and are now, through faith and patience, inheriting the promises. Hebrews 6:12(KJV) Lord, give me to follow them, as they followed Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1(KJV)

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