Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

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

Thanksgiving 4.32 | NASB

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

I bless You for all those who have been enabled to commend themselves to God in much endurance, in afflictions, and in distresses; 2 Corinthians 6:4(NASB) who when they have been brought before kings and governors for Christ’s sake, it has turned to them for an opportunity for their testimony, Luke 21:12-13(NASB) and God has given them utterance and wisdom which none of their opponents were able to resist or refute. Luke 21:15(NASB)

That those who for Christ’s sake were put to death all day long and considered as sheep to be slaughtered, in all these things overwhelmingly conquered through Him who loved them. Romans 8:36-37(NASB)

That they overcame the accuser of the brethren because of the blood of the Lamb, because of the word of their testimony, and because they did not love their life even when faced with death. Revelation 12:10-11(NASB)

I bless You for the cloud of witnesses surrounding me, Hebrews 12:1(NASB) for the trail of the flock, Song of Solomon 1:8(NASB) for the men of old who gained approval, Hebrews 11:2(NASB) and are now, through faith and patience, inheriting the promises. Hebrews 6:12(NASB) Lord, give me to follow them, as they followed Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1(NASB)

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