Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
For those who have Recovered from Sickness or have been Spared in Child-Bearing
When we pray with or for those that are recovered from sickness, or are delivered in child-bearing, and desire to return thanks to God for his mercy.
We will extol thee, O Lord, upon the account of those whom thou hast lifted up, whose souls thou hast brought up from the grave and kept them alive, that they should not go down to the pit. Psalm 30:1-3(KJV) Those that were brought low thou hast helped, Psalm 116:6(KJV) hast delivered their souls from death, their eyes from tears, and their feet from falling. Psalm 116:8(KJV) Now give them grace to walk before thee in the land of the living, to offer thee the sacrifices of thanksgiving, to call upon thy name, and to pay their vows unto the Lord. Psalm 116:17-18(KJV)
The grave cannot thus praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee; they that go down to the pit cannot hope for thy truth, but the living they shall praise thee, as we do this day. Isaiah 38:18-19(KJV) Lord, grant that those who are delivered from death may not be as the nine lepers, who did not return to give thanks, Luke 17:18(KJV) or as Hezekiah, who rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; 2 Chronicles 32:25(KJV) but that they may so offer praise as to glorify thee, and so order their conversation as to see the salvation of God. Psalm 50:23(KJV)