Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
Thank God for Christ’s Holy Life, Excellent Doctrine, and Glorious Miracles
For his holy life, his excellent doctrine, and the glorious miracles he wrought to confirm his doctrine.
We bless you for the assurance we have that Jesus is a teacher come from God, since no one could do those signs that he did unless God was with him. John 3:2(ESV)
That you have in these last days spoken to us by your Son, Hebrews 1:2(ESV) whose teaching was not his, but his who sent him; John 7:16(ESV) and he spoke as one having authority; Matthew 7:29(ESV) and that we are encouraged to come and learn from him, because he is gentle and lowly in heart, and in learning of him we will find rest for our souls. Matthew 11:29(ESV)
We bless you that he has left us an example, so that we might follow in his steps, in that he committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth; and when he was reviled, he did not revile in return; 1 Peter 2:21-23(ESV) and his food and drink was to do the will of his Father, John 4:34(ESV) in that he was holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners. Hebrews 7:26(ESV) O that we may be armed with the same way of thinking, 1 Peter 4:1(ESV) and that as he was, so also may we be in this world; 1 John 4:17(ESV) and that we may walk in the same way in which he walked. 1 John 2:6(ESV)
We bless you that the works which he did bear witness about him, that the Father has sent him; John 5:36(ESV) that by his power the blind received their sight, the lame walked, lepers were cleansed, the deaf heard, the dead were raised up, and the poor had good news preached to them, Matthew 11:5(ESV) and even winds and sea obeyed him, Matthew 8:27(ESV) for which we glorify the God of Israel. Matthew 15:31(ESV) Doubtless this was the Son of God. Matthew 27:54(ESV)