Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for Support Under your Afflictions

Thanksgiving 4.40 | NASB

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

You have comforted me in all my affliction, 2 Corinthians 1:4(NASB) have seen my affliction and known the troubles of my soul; Psalm 31:7(NASB) You have made marvelous Your steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city. Psalm 31:21(NASB)

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

Though all discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it has yielded the peaceful fruit of righteousness, and has proved to be for my good, so that I might share Your holiness. Hebrews 12:10-11(NASB)

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(NASB) for before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word. Psalm 119:67(NASB)

It has been but for a little while, and when it was necessary, that I was distressed 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 see Him now, yet I believe in Him and greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, and am longing to obtain the outcome of my faith, the salvation of my soul. 1 Peter 1:6-9(NASB)

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