This Woman of Caanan Teaches Us to Pray
Matthew 15:21-28
Then Jesus went there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.…

(1) With great humility in that she acknowledges herself to be a dog;

(2) with faith, in that she calls Christ the Son of David, i.e., the Messiah;

(3) with modesty, because she sets before Christ the right of dogs and her own misery; yet does not draw from thence the conclusion that Christ should heal her daughter, but leaves that to Him;

(4) with prudence, in that she takes hold of Christ by His own words, and gently turns His reasoning against Himself, into an argument for obtaining her desire;

(5) with reverence, with religion and devotion, because she made her application on her knees;

(6)with resignation, in that she did not say, "Heal my daughter," but "Help me," in the manner that shall seem to Thee best;

(7) with confidence, because, although a Gentile, she had a firm hope that she would be heard by Christ:(8) with ardour;(9) with charity, in that she made intercession for her daughter, as if she were anxious for herself, saying, "Help me";

(10) with constancy and perseverance, in that she persisted when she was twice repulsed, and became yet more earnest in prayer.


Parallel Verses
KJV: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

WEB: Jesus went out from there, and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon.

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