Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for Making you in His Image

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 has not made me like the beasts that perish.

I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and that my soul, my nobler part, knows very well; Psalm 139:14(NASB) for no man knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him. 1 Corinthians 2:11(NASB)

You have made me of that rank of beings which is a little lower than God and is crowned with glory and majesty; Psalm 8:5(NASB) for there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding; Job 32:8(NASB) and the spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD. Proverbs 20:27(NASB)

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

You, Lord, have formed me for Yourself, that I might declare Your praise. Isaiah 43:21(NASB)

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