Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
Thank God for His Gracious Owning of Christ in His Undertaking
For God’s gracious owning of him in his undertaking, and in the carrying of it out.
We bless you that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself, not counting their trespasses against them, and that you have entrusted to us the message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:19(ESV)
That you have yourself made him for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples; Isaiah 55:4(ESV) that he was consecrated and sealed, John 6:27(ESV) and sent into the world; John 10:36(ESV) and that the Father who sent him did not leave him alone, for he always did the things that are pleasing to him. John 8:29(ESV)
Glory be to God in the highest, for in and through Jesus Christ there is on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased. Luke 2:14(ESV)
In this the love of God was made manifest, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9(ESV)
We thank you that you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. John 17:2(ESV)