But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Matthew Henry

Method for Prayer


Having ascribed glory to God, which is his due, we must next take shame to ourselves, which is our due, and humble ourselves before him in the sense of our own sinfulness and vileness; and herein also we must give glory to him, as our Judge, by whom we deserve to be condemned, and yet hope, through Christ, to be acquitted and absolved. – Matthew Henry


Matthew Henry Monday


henry method for prayerLet us now lift up our hearts, with our eyes and hands, to God in heaven. Lamentations 3:41

Let us rouse ourselves to take hold of God, Isaiah 64:7 to seek his face, Psalm 27:8 and to ascribe to him the glory due his name. Psalm 29:2

Unto you, O Lord, do we lift up our souls. Psalm 25:1

Let us now with confidence enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh. Hebrews 10:19-20

Let us now attend to the Lord with undivided devotion, 1 Cor 7:35 and let not our hearts be far from him when we draw near to him with our mouths and honor him with our lips. Isaiah 29:13

Let us now worship God, who is spirit, in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. John 4:23–24

Matthew Henry, A Method For Prayer


Matthew Henry Monday


Every Monday (or every once in a while on a Monday) ws harbor likes to dedicate a post to Matthew Henry. Henry (10/18/1662 – 06/22/1714) was a commentator on the Bible and Presbyterian minister of the Gospel. We recommend his works for devotional purposes.

The breaking out of passion and rash anger.

I have not had the rule which I ought to have had over my own spirit, which has therefore been like a city broken into and left without walls. Proverbs 25:28

I have been quick in my spirit to become angry, and anger has lodged in my bosom. Ecclesiastes 7:9 And when my spirit has been made bitter, I have spoken rashly with my lips, Psalm 106:33 and have been guilty of that clamor and bitterness which should have been put far from me. Ephesians 4:31

My covetousness and love of the world.

My life has not been free from love of money, Hebrews 13:5 nor have I learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Philippians 4:11

Who can say that he is clean from that love of money which is the root of all kinds of evil, 1 Timothy 6:10 that covetousness which is idolatry? Colossians 3:5

I have sought great things for myself when you have said, “Seek them not.” Jeremiah 45:5

My sensuality and flesh-pleasing.

I have set my mind on the things of the flesh more than the things of the Spirit, Romans 8:5 and have lived on the earth in luxury and in self – indulgence, and have fattened my heart in a day of slaughter. James 5:5

I have made provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires, Romans 13:14 even those passions which wage war against my soul; 1 Peter 2:11 and in many instances, I have acted as if I had been a lover of pleasure rather than a lover of God. 2 Timothy 3:4