PRAYING GOD'S WRITTEN WORD
"Sitting at his feet with your door closed, your affection set on things above, pray to your Father who is in secret"
In this modernized version of “A Method for Prayer,” written by Matthew Henry in 1710, Steve Kindorf gives us an updated and readable spelling of the book, and includes all the cross references from the original. This book offers added devotional prayers and Bible study aids from the publisher/author of this new expanded edition. The book features a collection of 700 short devotional prayers to the Godhead of Jesus Christ called ‘My Affection’ (that is, proclamations and praises of his many names, titles and attributes; being with you in worship before his throne as you think on them throughout the day and meditate in the night watches; God has said in Philippians 4:8 & Psalm 63:6.); a poetic setting of Psalm 119; a Glossary containing 2400 words of the King James Bible and a daily Bible reading plan.
As believers, it is utterly important to learn more about God through the Bible…..the inspired Word of God spoken through men. This devotional will help you to read the Bible in a consistent manner. Like many hymns that are hundreds of years old, an inspired writing by the man of God can be useful in bringing us closer to our Heavenly Father. The Bible instructs us to study to show ourselves approved unto God. Unlike human contact, we can’t talk face to face so we talk through prayer and reading His word to us…the Bible. Using the devotional will help you to stay on a focused path and having the glossary will be quite useful as well. Words sometimes lose meaning in translation so checking the words as you go will help you to get a fuller understanding of the context. For example, there are nine different words for love in the Greek language. One means brotherly love, one means old shoe love etc…
If you are looking to expand your knowledge and to grow close with God this book is a must have! I definitely recommend it and will be starting the devotions myself.
by Dolce Joisel
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About the Author
I put this together myself, God showing me the need to glorify the person, work, and Godhead of his Son Jesus Christ. And to give the world study aids to better understand his written revelation to man, the Bible. God gives me a strong conviction every time I read this prayerbook "My children do not know me like this, my children need to know me as a Holy God" I typed out Matthew Henry's 'A Method for Prayer' from 8 different documents from 1710-1834. Two 1710 documents, the first and second edition were the main one's. A friend and I give out free Bibles and study helps that I have put together. This prayerbook is a Bible companion and reference for daily devotions, and is best read by viewing the intended format and page design of the printed book or the free PDF with active table of contents at www.mrmatthewhenry.com.