Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for Support Under your Afflictions

Thanksgiving 4.40 | NIV

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

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

When afflictions have flowed into my life, comforts have much more overflowed. 2 Corinthians 1:5(NIV)

Though no affliction seems pleasant at the time, but painful; later on, however, it has produced a harvest of righteousness and peace, and has proved to be for my good, that I may share in your holiness. Hebrews 12:10-11(NIV)

I have had reason to say that it was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your commands; Psalm 119:71(NIV) for before I was afflicted I went astray, but afterwards I obeyed your word. Psalm 119:67(NIV)

It has been but for a little while that I may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials; and I beg that all the trials of my faith may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though I have not seen him, I love him; and even though I do not see him now, I believe in him and am filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, and am longing to receive the goal of my faith, the salvation of my soul. 1 Peter 1:6-9(NIV)

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