A Method for Prayer
A warm treatment of prayer by Matthew Henry, author of the world’s all-time best selling commentary on the Bible. In A Method for Prayer Henry includes instruction on:
- Adoration of God
- Confession of Sin
- Petitions and Requests
- Thanksgiving for Mercy
- Intercession for Others
- And also his exposition of The Lord’s Prayer
This volume also includes Matthew Henry’s other excellent work entitled Directions for Daily Communion with God – a classic on how to begin, spend, and close the day with God. This has been a treasured work in itself, often published separately, but in this volume both are together!
True prayer comes from the heart, so why do we need a method? The great devotional commentator and pastor shows here that Christians benefit from discipline just as much as talking freely with God. You will discover the methods Jesus taught, look at styles of prayer, and see helpful examples. Ligon Duncan, in editing, has added and incorporated some of Henry’s other work on prayer.
“The great and nearly unique benefit of Henry’s A Method for Prayer is that it flows so directly from the biblical text. His approach enables the believer not only to read the Bible and study the Bible, but also to pray the Bible.” — Philip G. Ryken, President, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
“When a tool that has helped teach Christians to pray with biblical fidelity and spiritual integrity, across a span of three centuries, is being distributed again and in fresh ways, thoughtful believers can only applaud and give thanks to God for the grace that has brought forth this fruit.” — D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
“Whether the reader is looking for a guide to public prayer or an encouragement to private prayer, Henry’s work is a key text, drawing the mind again and again to Scripture as it seeks to shape our prayer life by the forms and priorities of God’s own revelation of Himself.” — Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Historical Theology and Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“It’s good to see this classic on prayer in an accessible edition. Ligon Duncan has done brilliant work, adapting Matthew Henry for twenty-first century readers without sacrificing any of the depth and devotional value of the original Puritan work.” — John MacArthur, President, The Master’s University and Seminary and Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
About the Author
Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714) served as pastor of two Presbyterian churches in England. He is most well-known for his six-volume Bible commentary, Exposition of the Old and New Testaments.