Edited by Ligon Duncan. 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. Duncan has incorporated some of Henry's other work on prayer.
Matthew Henry (1662-1714) was an English non-conformist pastor and Bible commentator who is an emblem of faithful fatherhood. He is the author of the famous commentary on the whole Bible. It is said that the Henry household was like unto the "gates of heaven," where the parents governed all family life by the Word of God.
"Matthew Henry sets out a specific plan for prayer - a reminder that prayer should be ordered and not haphazard and the Lord's prayer is a pattern to which we ought to pay more attention...good biblical teaching which, if followed and worked at, would enrich both private and public prayer." - Evangelical Times
"The great and nearly unique benefit of Henry's 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, Paul Woolley 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, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California