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Thank God for the Many Instances of His Goodness and Kind Providence

Thanksgiving 4.2 | NIV

With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general. [continued]

You have not left yourself without testimony among the nations: You have shown kindness by giving them rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; you provide them with plenty of food and fill their hearts with joy. Acts 14:17(NIV)

You cover the sky with clouds; you supply the earth with rain and make grass grow on the hills. You provide food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call. Psalm 147:8-9(NIV)

You cause it to rain on a desert with no one in it, to satisfy a desolate wasteland. Job 38:26-27(NIV)

You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it; you drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:9-11(NIV)

You make springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; and by them the birds of the air nest, they sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(NIV)

You have set the earth on its foundations, it can never be moved; Psalm 104:5(NIV) and have set a boundary the waters of the sea cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(NIV) You have shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(NIV) and fixed limits for it, saying, “This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt.” Job 38:10-11(NIV) And you have made good what you have sworn: that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. Isaiah 54:9(NIV)

Your covenant with the day and with the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(NIV) but still you appoint the sun to shine by day and decree the moon and stars to shine by night, Jeremiah 31:35(NIV) and are faithful to that covenant of providence: That as long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease. Genesis 8:22(NIV)

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Method for Prayer NASB First Person

Thank God for the Many Instances of His Goodness and Kind Providence

Thanksgiving 4.2 | NASB

With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general. [continued]

You did not leave Yourself without witness among the nations, in that You did good and gave them rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(NASB)

You cover the heavens with clouds, and provide rain for the earth, and make grass to grow on the mountains. You give to the beast its food, and to the young ravens which cry. Psalm 147:8-9(NASB)

You bring rain on a desert without a man in it, to satisfy the waste and desolate land. Job 38:26-27(NASB)

You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; the stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth. You water its furrows abundantly, You settle its ridges, You soften it with showers, You bless its growth. You have crowned the year with Your bounty, and Your paths drip with fatness. Psalm 65:9-11(NASB)

You send forth springs in the valleys; they flow between the mountains; they give drink to every beast of the field; and beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they lift up their voices among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(NASB)

You have established the earth upon its foundations, so that it will not totter forever and ever, Psalm 104:5(NASB) and set a boundary to the waters of the sea, so that they will not return to cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(NASB) You have enclosed the sea with doors, Job 38:8(NASB) and placed boundaries on it, saying, “Thus far you shall come, but no farther; and here shall your proud waves stop.” Job 38:10-11(NASB) And You have made good what You have sworn, that the waters of Noah would not flood the earth again. Isaiah 54:9(NASB)

Your covenant for the day and for the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(NASB) but still You give the sun for light by day, and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(NASB) and are faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(NASB)

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KJV First Person Method for Prayer

Thank God for the Many Instances of His Goodness and Kind Providence

Thanksgiving 4.2 | KJV

With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general. [continued]

Thou didst not leave thyself without witness among the heathen, in that thou didst good and gavest them rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(KJV)

Thou coverest the heavens with clouds, and preparest rain for the earth, and makest grass to grow upon the mountains. Thou givest to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. Psalm 147:8-9(KJV)

Thou causest it to rain on the wilderness, where there is no man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground. Job 38:26-27(KJV)

Thou visitest the earth and waterest it, thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water; thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it; thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly, thou settlest the furrows thereof; thou makest it soft with showers, thou blessest the springing thereof; thou crownest the year with thy goodness, and thy paths drop fatness. Psalm 65:9-11(KJV)

Thou sendest the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills; and they give drink to every beast of the field; and by them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation, which sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(KJV)

Thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever, Psalm 104:5(KJV) and settest bounds to the waters of the sea, that they turn not again to cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(KJV) Thou hast shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(KJV) and broken up for it thy decreed place, saying, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no farther; here shall thy proud waves be stayed. Job 38:10-11(KJV) And thou hast made good what thou hast sworn, that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth. Isaiah 54:9(KJV)

Thy covenant of the day and of the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(KJV) but still thou givest the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(KJV) and art faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seed-time and harvest-time, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(KJV)

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ESV First Person Method for Prayer

Thank God for the Many Instances of His Goodness and Kind Providence

Thanksgiving 4.2 | ESV

With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general. [continued]

You did not leave yourself without witness among the nations, in that you did good by giving them rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(ESV)

You cover the heavens with clouds, and prepare rain for the earth, and make grass grow on the hills. You give to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. Psalm 147:8-9(ESV)

You bring rain on the desert in which there is no man, to satisfy the waste and desolate land. Job 38:26-27(ESV)

You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks* overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:9-11(ESV)

You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; they give drink to every beast of the field; and beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(ESV)

You have set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved; Psalm 104:5(ESV) you set a boundary to the waters of the sea, so that they might not again cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(ESV) You have shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(ESV) and prescribed limits for it, saying, “Thus far shall you come, and no farther; here shall your proud waves be stayed.” Job 38:10-11(ESV) And you have made good what you have sworn, that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth. Isaiah 54:9(ESV)

Your covenant with the day and with the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(ESV) but still you give the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(ESV) and are faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(ESV)

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Method for Prayer NIV First Person

Be Particular in your Thanks to God, Marvel at His Good Nature and Kind Providence

Thanksgiving 4.1 | NIV

I must be particular in my thanksgivings to God,

For the discoveries which he has made to me in his word of the goodness of his nature.

I give thanks to the God of gods, to the Lord of lords, for his love endures forever. Psalm 136:2-3(NIV)

Your goodness is your glory, Exodus 33:19(NIV) and it is for that which all you have made praises you, and your saints extol you. Psalm 145:10(NIV)

You are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love, Psalm 145:8(NIV) and have told your people that you do not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men, but, though you bring grief, yet you will show compassion, so great is your unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32-33(NIV)

You delight in those who fear you, who put their hope in your unfailing love. Psalm 147:11(NIV)

For the many instances of his goodness.

The goodness of his providence relating to my body and the life that now is; and this,

1st, With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general.

You have stretched out the heavens like a tent, Psalm 104:2(NIV) and in them you have pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. Psalm 19:4-5(NIV) And you cause your sun to rise on the evil and the good, and send rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45(NIV)

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the sun, the moon, and the stars, which you have set in place, Lord, what is man that you are mindful of him? Psalm 8:3-4(NIV) For truly the light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun: Ecclesiastes 11:7(NIV) All glory be to the Father of the heavenly light, James 1:17(NIV) who gives orders to the morning and shows the dawn its place. Job 38:12(NIV)

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Method for Prayer NASB First Person

Be Particular in your Thanks to God, Marvel at His Good Nature and Kind Providence

Thanksgiving 4.1 | NASB

I must be particular in my thanksgivings to God,

For the discoveries which He has made to me in His word of the goodness of His nature.

I give thanks to the God of gods, to the Lord of lords, for His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 136:2-3(NASB)

Your goodness is Your glory, Exodus 33:19(NASB) and it is for that which all Your works give thanks to You, and Your saints bless You. Psalm 145:10(NASB)

You are gracious and merciful, slow to anger and great in lovingkindness, Psalm 145:8(NASB) and have told me that You do not afflict willingly or grieve the sons of men, but, if You cause grief, yet You will have compassion according to Your abundant lovingkindness. Lamentations 3:32-33(NASB)

You favor those who fear You, those who wait for Your lovingkindess. Psalm 147:11(NASB)

For the many instances of His goodness.

The goodness of His providence relating to my body and the life that now is; and this,

1st, With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general.

You have stretched out the heavens like a tent curtain, Psalm 104:2(NASB) and in them You have placed a tent for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; it rejoices as a strong man to run his course. Psalm 19:4-5(NASB) And You cause Your sun to rise on the evil and the good, and send rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45(NASB)

When I consider the heavens, the work of Your fingers, the sun, the moon, and the stars, which You have ordained, Lord, what is man that You care for him? Psalm 8:3-4(NASB) For truly the light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun: Ecclesiastes 11:7(NASB) All glory be to the Father of light, James 1:17(NASB) who commands the morning and causes the dawn to know its place. Job 38:12(NASB)

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KJV First Person Method for Prayer

Be Particular in your Thanks to God, Marvel at His Good Nature and Kind Providence

Thanksgiving 4.1 | KJV

I must be particular in my thanksgivings to God,

For the discoveries which he hath made to me in his word of the goodness of his nature.

I give thanks unto the God of gods, unto the Lord of lords, for his mercy endures for ever. Psalm 136:2-3(KJV)

Thy goodness is thy glory, Exodus 33:19(KJV) and it is for that which all thy works do praise thee, and thy saints do bless thee. Psalm 145:10(KJV)

Thou art gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy, Psalm 145:8(KJV) and hast told me that thou dost not afflict willingly or grieve the children of men, but, though thou cause grief, yet thou wilt have compassion according to the multitude of thy mercies. Lamentations 3:32-33(KJV)

Thou takest pleasure in them that fear thee, in them that hope in thy mercy. Psalm 147:11(KJV)

For the many instances of his goodness.

The goodness of his providence relating to my body and the life that now is; and this,

1st, With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general.

Thou hast stretched out the heavens like a curtain, Psalm 104:2(KJV) and in them thou hast set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. Psalm 19:4-5(KJV) And thou causest thy sun to shine on the evil and on the good, and sendest rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:45(KJV)

When I consider the heavens, the work of thy fingers, the sun, the moon, and the stars which thou hast ordained, Lord, what is man that thou thus visitest him? Psalm 8:3-4(KJV) For truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun: Ecclesiastes 11:7(KJV) All the glory be to the Father of light, James 1:17(KJV) who commandeth the morning and causeth the day-spring to know his place. Job 38:12(KJV)

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ESV First Person Method for Prayer

Be Particular in your Thanks to God, Marvel at His Good Nature and Kind Providence

Thanksgiving 4.1 | ESV

We must be particular in our thanksgivings to God:

For the discoveries that he has made to us in his word of the goodness of his nature.

We give thanks to the God of gods, to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 136:2-3(ESV)

Your goodness is your glory, Exodus 33:19(ESV) and it is for that which all your works give thanks to you and all your saints bless you. Psalm 145:10(ESV)

You are gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, Psalm 145:8(ESV) and have told us that you do not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men; but, though you cause grief, you will have compassion according to the abundance of your steadfast love. Lamentations 3:32-33(ESV)

You take pleasure in those who fear you, in those who hope in your steadfast love. Psalm 147:11(ESV)

For the many instances of his goodness.

The goodness of his providence relating to our bodies and the life that now is; and this,

1st, With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general.

You have stretched out the heavens like a tent, Psalm 104:2(ESV) and in them you have set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Psalm 19:4-5(ESV) And you make your sun rise on the evil and on the good, and send rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:45(ESV)

When we look at the heavens, the work of your fingers, the sun, the moon, and the stars which you have set in place, Lord, what is man that you care for him? Psalm 8:3-4(ESV) For truly the light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun: Ecclesiastes 11:7(ESV) All glory be to the Father of light, James 1:17(ESV) who commands the morning and causes the dawn to know its place. Job 38:12(ESV)

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Introduction and Exhortation to Stir Yourself Up to Praise God

Thanksgiving 4.0 | NIV

Of the Fourth Part of Prayer, which is Thanksgivings for the Mercies I have Received from God and the Many Favors of His I am Interested in and Have and Hope for Benefit by

My errand at the throne of grace is not only to seek the favor of God, but to ascribe to him the glory due his name, Psalm 29:2(NIV) and that, not only by an awful adoration of his infinite perfections, but by a grateful acknowledgment of his goodness to me, which cannot indeed add anything to his glory, but he is pleased to accept of it and to reckon himself glorified by it, if it comes from a heart that is humbly sensible of its own unworthiness to receive any favor from God, that values the gifts and loves the Giver of them.

I must stir up myself to praise God with the consideration both of the reason and of the encouragement I have to praise him.

I give thanks to you, O God, I give thanks, for your Name is near; I tell of your wonderful deeds. Psalm 75:1(NIV)

Let my soul praise the LORD, and let all my inmost being praise his holy name; yes, let my soul praise the LORD and not forget any of his benefits. Psalm 103:1-2(NIV)

I will praise the Lord, for it is good, it is pleasant, Psalm 92:1(NIV) and it is fitting for the upright to praise him; Psalm 33:1(NIV) yes, it is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night. Psalm 92:1-2(NIV)

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever: Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever; Psalm 145:1-2(NIV) I will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. Psalm 145:7(NIV)

I will sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints. O let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Psalm 149:1-2(NIV) Let the saints rejoice in this honor, and may the praises of God be in their hearts and in their mouths. Psalm 149:5-6(NIV)

I will bless the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 146:2(NIV) And when I have no being on earth, I hope to have a being in heaven, to be doing it better.

I am here through Jesus Christ to offer to you a sacrifice of praise, which I desire to do continually – the fruit of lips that confess your name. Hebrews 13:15(NIV) And you have said that he who sacrifices thank offerings honors you, Psalm 50:23(NIV) and that this also will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. Psalm 69:31(NIV)

I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for his people – yes, the many good things he has done for the house of Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses. Isaiah 63:7(NIV)

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Method for Prayer NASB First Person

Introduction and Exhortation to Stir Yourself Up to Praise God

Thanksgiving 4.0 | NASB

Of the Fourth Part of Prayer, which is Thanksgivings for the Mercies I have Received from God and the Many Favors of His I am Interested in and Have and Hope for Benefit by

My errand at the throne of grace is not only to seek the favor of God, but to ascribe to Him the glory due to His name, Psalm 29:2(NASB)  and that, not only by an awful adoration of His infinite perfections, but by a grateful acknowledgment of His goodness to me, which cannot indeed add anything to His glory, but He is pleased to accept of it and to reckon Himself glorified by it, if it comes from a heart that is humbly sensible of its own unworthiness to receive any favor from God, that values the gifts and loves the Giver of them.

I must stir up myself to praise God with the consideration both of the reason and of the encouragement I have to praise Him.

I give thanks to You, O God, I give thanks, for Your name is near; I declare Your wondrous works. Psalm 75:1(NASB)

Let my soul bless the LORD, and let all that is within me, bless His holy name; yes, let my soul bless the LORD and forget none of His benefits. Psalm 103:1-2(NASB)

I will praise the LORD, for it is good, it is pleasant, Psalm 92:1(NASB) and praise is becoming to the upright; Psalm 33:1(NASB) yes, it is good to give thanks to the LORD and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night. Psalm 92:1-2(NASB)

I will extol You, my God, O King, and will bless Your name forever and ever: Every day I will bless You, and will praise Your name forever and ever; Psalm 145:1-2(NASB) I will eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness and shout joyfully of Your righteousness. Psalm 145:7(NASB)

I will sing to the LORD a new song, and His praise in the congregation of the godly ones. Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King. Psalm 149:1-2(NASB) Let the godly ones exult in glory, and let the high praises of God be in their hearts and in their mouths. Psalm 149:5-6(NASB)

I will bless the LORD while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being; Psalm 146:2(NASB) and when I have no being on earth, I hope to have a being in heaven, to be doing it better.

I am here through Jesus Christ to offer up a sacrifice of praise to You, which I desire to do continually, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to Your name. Hebrews 13:15(NASB) And You have said that He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors You, Psalm 50:23(NASB) and that this will please the LORD better than an ox or a young bull with horns and hoofs. Psalm 69:31(NASB)

I will make mention of the lovingkindness of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted me, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which He has granted them according to His compassion and according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses. Isaiah 63:7(NASB)