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A Way to Pray: A Biblical Method for Enriching Your Prayer Life
Henry, Matthew

A Way to Pray: A Biblical Method for Enriching Your Prayer Life

ISBN: 9781848718609
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Most evangelical Christians know of Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Bible, but few are as familiar with his A Method for Prayer with Scripture Expressions Proper to Be Used under Each Head >(1710). This work has been drawn almost entirely from Scripture (with references cited), arranged under various headings, to help Christians to pray in harmony with the truth of God, revealed in his Word. First published three hundred years ago, it has been revised and updated by O. Palmer Robertson to allow the language of prayer to be expressed in today's idiom. It is sent out in the confidence that God will continue to honour his own Word, as it is redirected back to him in the form of heartfelt prayer.

Prayer in this form is nothing more and nothing less than what the old Puritans called 'pleading the promises'. God has made promises to his people. His people respond by redirecting those promises to the Lord in the form of prayer. How could a God who is faithful to his word fail to answer prayers of this kind? He has promised. He will honour that promise. If Christians would join together and form their prayers with the maturity and insight provided by Scripture itself, the impact on the world could not be measured.
--from the Introduction, by O. Palmer Robertson

Table of Contents:



How to Read This Book

1. Praise
2. Confession
3. Petition
4. Thanksgiving

5. Intercession

6. Prayers for Particular Occasions

7. Concluding Our Prayers

8. The Lord's Prayer Expanded
9. Shorter forms of Prayer
A Short Summary of Prayer Topics

An Expanded Summary of Prayer Topics


Additional Information:

Cover: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 305
Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust
Publication Date: 2010