Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for Support Under your Afflictions

Thanksgiving 4.40 | KJV

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

Thou hast comforted me in all my tribulation; 2 Corinthians 1:4(KJV) hast considered my trouble, and known my soul in adversity, Psalm 31:7(KJV) and showed me thy marvellous kindness, as in a strong city. Psalm 31:21(KJV)

When afflictions have abounded, consolations have much more abounded. 2 Corinthians 1:5(KJV)

Though no afflictions for the present have been joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, afterwards it hath yielded the peaceable fruit of righteousness, and hath proved to be for my profit, that I might be a partaker of thy holiness. Hebrews 12:10-11(KJV)

I have had reason to say that it was good for me I was afflicted, that I might learn thy commandments; Psalm 119:71(KJV) for before I was afflicted I went astray, but afterwards have kept thy word. Psalm 119:67(KJV)

It has been but for a season and when there was need, that I have been in heaviness, through manifold temptations; and I beg that all the trials of my faith may be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen, I love, in whom, though I now see him not, yet believing, I rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory, and am longing to receive the end of my faith, even the salvation of my soul. 1 Peter 1:6-9(KJV)

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