8.7 Evening Before the Lord’s Day

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry


In the evening before the Lord’s Day.

Now give us to remember that tomorrow is the sabbath of the Lord Exodus 16:23(KJV) and that it is a high day, John 19:31(KJV) holy of the Lord and honourable, Isaiah 58:13(KJV) and give us grace so to sanctify ourselves, that tomorrow the Lord may do wonders among us; Joshua 3:5(KJV) and to mind the work of our preparation, now the sabbath draws on. Luke 23:54(KJV)

When thou sawedst every thing that thou hadst made in six days, behold all was very good, Genesis 1:31(KJV) but in many things we have all offended. James 3:2(KJV) O that by repentance and faith in Christ’s blood, we may wash not only our feet, but also our hands and our head John 13:9(KJV) and our heart, and so may compass thine altar, O Lord. Psalm 26:6(KJV)

Now give us to rest from all our own works Hebrews 4:10(KJV) and to leave all our worldly cares at the bottom of the hill, while we go up to the mount to worship God and return again to them.