A Method for Prayer
by Matthew Henry, Orville J. Nave
ISBN 0217427030 (0-217-42703-0)
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... And now what shall we render unto the Lord for all his benefits towards us ? Let our souls return to him and repose in him as their rest, because he hath dealt bountifully with us ; we will take the cup of our salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord a ; for the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations b. We will bless the Lord at all times, yea, his praise shall continually be in our mouths c; we will sing unto the Lord as long as we live d; and we hope to be shortly with those blessed ones who dwell in his house above, and are still praising him, and who rest not day or night, from saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty e. . : ' . CHAPTER V. Of the fifth part of Prayer, which is Intercession, or Address and Supplication to God for others. Our Lord Jesus hath taught us to pray, not only with, but for others: and the apostle hath appointed us to make supplication for all saints g: and many of his prayers in his epistle are for his friends: and we must not think that when we are in this part of prayer, we must let fall our fervency, and be more indifferent, because we ourselves are not immediately concerned in it,* but rather let a holy fire of love, both to God and man here make our devotions yet more warm and lively. 1. We must prayfor the whole world ofmankind, the lost worldh, and thus we must honour all men, and according to our capacity do good to all meni. We pray, as we are taught, for all men, believing that a Psal. cxvi. 7,12,13. b Psal. c. 5. c Psal. xxxiv. 1. d Psal. civ. 33. e Rev. iv. 8. g Eph. vi. 18. h 2 Pet. ii. 15. i Gal. vi. 10. . . j. ... L this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of...
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