Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for Support Under your Afflictions

Thanksgiving 4.40 | ESV

For support under our afflictions, and spiritual benefit and advantage by them.

You have comforted me in all my affliction, 2 Corinthians 1:4(ESV) have seen my affliction and known the distress of my soul; Psalm 31:7(ESV) you have wondrously shown your steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city. Psalm 31:21(ESV)

When afflictions have abounded, comforts have much more abounded. 2 Corinthians 1:5(ESV)

Though for the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, yet later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness and proves to be for my good, that I might share your holiness. Hebrews 12:10-11(ESV)

I have had reason to say that it was good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes; Psalm 119:71(ESV) for before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. Psalm 119:67(ESV)

It has been but for a little while, and when it was necessary, that I was grieved by various trials; and I beg that all the trials of my faith may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom, though I have not seen, I love; though I do not now see him, yet I believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, and am longing to receive the outcome of my faith, the salvation of my soul. 1 Peter 1:6-9(ESV)

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