Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Acknowledge your Dependence on God and your Obligations to Him

Adoration 1.12 | KJV

I must acknowledge my dependence upon God and my obligations to him as my Creator, Preserver, and Benefactor.

Thou, O God, madest me, and not I myself, and therefore I am not my own but thine: 1 Corinthians 6:19(KJV) I am of thy people and of the sheep of thy pasture; Psalm 100:3(KJV) let me therefore worship and fall down and kneel before the Lord my Maker. Psalm 95:6(KJV)

Thou, Lord, art the former of my body, and it is fearfully and wonderfully made and curiously wrought. Thine eyes did see my substance yet being unperfect, and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:14-16(KJV)

Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh; thou hast fenced me with bones and sinews; thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation preserves my spirit. Job 10:11-12(KJV)

Thou art the Father of my spirit, Hebrews 12:9(KJV) for thou formedst the spirit of man within him, Zechariah 12:1(KJV) and madest me this soul. Jeremiah 38:16(KJV) The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. Job 33:4(KJV) Thou puttest wisdom in the inward part and giveth understanding to the heart. Job 38:36(KJV)

Thou art God my Maker, and teachest me more than the beasts of the earth, and makest me wiser than the fowls of heaven. Job 35:10-11(KJV)

I am the clay, and thou my Potter; I am the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8(KJV)

Thou art he that tookest me out of the womb and keepest me in safety when I was at my mother’s breasts; I have been cast upon thee from the womb and held up by thee. Psalm 22:9-10(KJV) Thou art my God from my mother’s bowels, and therefore my praise shall be continually of thee. Psalm 71:6(KJV)

In thee, O God, I live and move and have my being, for I am thine offspring. Acts 17:28(KJV)

In thy hand my breath is, and thine are all my ways; Daniel 5:23(KJV) for the way of man is not in himself, neither is it in man that walketh to direct his steps, Jeremiah 10:23(KJV) but my times are in thy hand. Psalm 31:15(KJV)

Thou art the God that hath fed me all my life long unto this day and redeemed me from all evil. Genesis 48:15-16(KJV)

It is of thy mercies that I am not consumed, even because thy compassions fail not: they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23(KJV)

If thou take away my breath, I die and return to the dust out of which I was taken. Psalm 104:29(KJV)

Who is he that saith and it cometh to pass, if thou commandest it not? Out of thy mouth, O Most High, both evil and good proceed. Lamentations 3:37-38(KJV)

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