Chapter 4: Thanksgiving

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry

1 Introduction and Exhortation to Stir Yourself Up to Praise God

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

2.2.1 Thank God for the Many Instances of His Goodness and Kind Providence
2.2.2 Thank God for Making you in His Image
2.2.3 Thank God for Preserving you
2.2.4 Thank God for Granting you Recovery from Danger
2.2.5 Thank God for the Supports and Comforts of this Life
2.2.6 Thank God for your Successes and Good Relationships
2.2.7 Thank God for the Measure of Peace you Experience
2.2.8 Thank God for His Grace to your Soul and for Designing Man’s Redemption and Salvation

2.2.9 Thank God for His Eternal Purposes and Counsels Concerning Man’s Redemption
2.2.10 Thank God for the Appointing of the Redeemer and His Gracious Condescension
2.2.11 Thank God for the Early Indication of His Gracious Design
2.2.12 Thank God for the Many Glorious Instances of His Favor to the Old Testament Church
2.2.13 Thank God for the Wonderful Incarnation of the Son of God
2.2.14 Thank God for His Gracious Owning of Christ in His Undertaking
2.2.15 Thank God for Christ’s Holy Life, Excellent Doctrine, and Glorious Miracles
2.2.16 Thank God for the Great Encouragement Christ Gave to Poor Sinners to Come to Him
2.2.17 Thank God for the Cross of Christ and All Its Benefits
2.2.18 Thank God for Christ’s Resurrection
2.2.19 Thank God for Christ’s Ascension into Heaven
2.2.20 Thank God for Christ’s Intercession
2.2.21 Thank God for the Dominion and Sovereignty to which the Redeemer has been Exalted
2.2.22 Thank God for the Assurance you have of Christ’s Second Coming
2.2.23 Thank God for the Sending of the Holy Spirit
2.2.24 Thank God for the Covenant of Grace
2.2.25 Thank God for the Scriptures
2.2.26 Thank God for the Ministry and Other Ordinances
2.2.27 Thank God for Planting His Church in the World
2.2.28 Thank God for the Preservation of Christianity in the World to this Day
2.2.29 Thank God for the Martyrs and Confessors who have Gone Before you
2.2.30 Thank God for the Communion of Saints

2.2.31 Thank God for the Hope of Eternal Life and for the Work of the Spirit within you
2.2.33 Thank God for Every Spirit-Wrought Inward Change
2.2.34 Thank God for the Remission of Sins and Peace of Conscience
2.2.35 Thank God for the Powerful Influences of Divine Grace
2.2.36 Thank God for Sweet Communion with Him in Holy Ordinances
2.2.37 Thank God for Gracious Answers to your Prayers
2.2.38 Thank God for Support Under your Afflictions
2.2.39 Thank God for the Performance of His Promises

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