Matthew Henry's Method for Prayer (ESV 1st Person Version)

Matthew Henry's Method for Prayer (ESV 1st Person Version)

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The classic book on prayer by Matthew Henry is now available for the first time for e-readers! This volume will help you, perhaps as never before, pray the Bible.

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The classic book on prayer by Matthew Henry is now available for the first time for e-readers! This volume will help you, perhaps as never before, pray the Bible.

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ISBN-13:
2940011159275
Publisher:
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
Publication date:
12/17/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
158,139
File size:
397 KB

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The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is a collaborative ministry network of trusted scholar-pastors of the historic Reformed, evangelical and confessional faith. It fosters and shepherds a Reformed awakening in our time by presenting sound teaching of biblical theology to the Christian public, and to churches and their leaders. The Alliance supports faithful teachers and students of the Reformed faith and the institutions they serve through the availability of media, conference ministries and other resources.

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Matthew Henry's Method for Prayer (ESV Corporate Version) 3.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 84 reviews.
Nettlesmusic More than 1 year ago
I bought this hoping to learn more ABOUT prayer, but after a short introduction, Matthew Henry leaps right into prayer. There you are swimming in his prayer of scripture passages drawn from all over the Bible. The feeling is intimate - looking to a man's deepest concerns prayed in scripture back to God. The six chapters explore first Adoration, then Confession, Petition, Thanksgiving, Intercession and then Closing. At the end of each chapter is the list of footnotes - about eight pages. There is much to learn here, not in the usual way, but by just jumping in and praying. I confess I haven't read all 312 pages; however it will be perfect for a prayer retreat or when I am too hurt to think of what to say.
HopefulPilgrim More than 1 year ago
Not for people who want easy fluff or contemporary touchy feely, but if you are looking for serious meat with true Biblical exposition, this is your type.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will help anyone not familiar with how to pray. I found it to simplistic for me, however I have been a believer for over 40 years.. I got the book to see if I was missing anything. It is well done, just not for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is beast im not much of a reader amd im likin this a lot
garysd More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book on prayer. If you are in a hurry it may not be for you. But I can learn a lot from anyone who has spent years in prayer. Men of God everywhere seem to be primarily men of prayer. There must be a reason for that. One thing I find refreshing in this "older" book on prayer is the deep reverence and sense of preparation Matthew Henry finds necessary prior to really entering the "asking" part of prayer. When I contrast this with my own, flippant, less purposeful, half hope and half thought prayer, I should be ashamed. At some point I am going to really have to study each of the hundreds of verses quoted. Most of them "sound" familiar to my churched ear but aren't right there in my memory for recall and use in prayer or open examination of myself before God. I am somewhat afraid of adopting a particular method on prayer for myself because I know I can't "merit" my way to God or impress and please Him in the manner in which I approach Him. I can, however, offend Him I'm sure. Method for the sake of method becomes works and a trap. Arbitrary human effort in a particular self-discipline with the intent of pleasing God or earning his favor is a trap. I think of Brother Lawrence and Thomas Haire when I think of great men of God and prayer who absolutely reject any merit value in a particular method to God. They seemed to have reached a point of actual continual prayer in their lives. However, it is clear that some structure is necessary. Those men would be the first to say we must be purposeful in prayer, and not wander in thought. So a general outline or approach as a guide to the mind can be beneficial to organize our thoughts and humble us. But in and of itself, my method or the amount of time I spend going over the same points each day, do not cause God to hear me any better. The indisputable proof to me that structure is important and some method is useful (and maybe mandatory) is Jesus' teaching on the Lord's Prayer. The last part of this book is an exposition of the Lord's prayer line by line. The general outline Matthew Henry follows in his own method is similar to the Lord's Prayer if you consider his outline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shows you how and what to pray for. Gives the scriptures that go along with what you are praying for. The only thing I would have liked to have seen done different is to have the scripture reference with the text instead of a list at the end of the chapter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have thoroughly enjoyed having this on my Nook!
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I read it about up to the first few pages and stopped. It was too formal and etc. Should be little easier to follow. To proper lol.
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LynnO38 More than 1 year ago
You must read this.. Good prayer book,.
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