Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for Making you in His Image

Thanksgiving 4.4 | NIV

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 praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and my soul, my nobler part, knows that full well; Psalm 139:14(NIV) for no one knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him. 1 Corinthians 2:11(NIV)

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

My body is capable of being the temple of the Holy Spirit, 1 Corinthians 6:19(NIV) and my soul of having God’s Spirit live in it; 1 Corinthians 3:16(NIV) I therefore honor you with my body and with my spirit, which are yours. 1 Corinthians 6:20(KJV)

You, Lord, have formed me for yourself that I might proclaim your praise. Isaiah 43:21(NIV)

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