Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for Making you in His Image

Thanksgiving 4.4 | KJV

2dly, With reference to myself in particular.

I must give thanks that he has made me a reasonable creature, capable of knowing, loving, serving, and enjoying him, and that he hath not made me like the beasts that perish.

I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and that my soul, my nobler part, knows right well; Psalm 139:14(KJV) for no man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him. 1 Corinthians 2:11(KJV)

Thou hast made me of that rank of beings which is a little lower than the angels and is crowned with glory and honour; Psalm 8:5(KJV) for there is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding, Job 32:8(KJV) and the spirit of a man is the candle of the Lord. Proverbs 20:27(KJV)

My body is capable of being the temple of the Holy Ghost, 1 Corinthians 6:19(KJV) and my soul of having the Spirit of God dwell in it; 1 Corinthians 3:16(KJV) I therefore glorify thee with my body and with my spirit, which are both thine. 1 Corinthians 6:20(KJV)

Thou, Lord, hast formed me for thyself, that I might shew forth thy praise. Isaiah 43:21(KJV)

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