Do you need help with prayer? Many Christians struggle there. Over the centuries, learning to pray the Scriptures has been the best solution to the problem. But where can one find help in learning how to pray Scripture? For the last three hundred years, one book has helped Protestants more than any other in learning to pray the Bible back to God – Matthew Henry’s A Method for Prayer (it’s full title is A Method for Prayer with Scripture Expressions proper to be used under each head).
I first “met” this book through the suggestion of one of my seminary professors, Dr. O. Palmer Robertson. A number of us in his Old Testament Biblical Theology course were deeply encouraged by Dr. Robertson’s peculiar power in public prayer (we would get to class early just to make sure that we didn’t miss his prayers!). So we inquired as to what had helped him in prayer. He replied “the Bible and Matthew Henry’s A Method for Prayer.” I won the race to the library.
Many years later, I talked my father into reprinting the book in an inexpensive paperback, and I later compared various editions of it myself, and edited a revised version that was first published by A Press and later by Christian Focus Publications (you can find their edition here: http://www.christianfocus.com/item/show/557/-/sr_c_1_i
In 2008, we can the project of building this website where you can access this great volume, free of charge, in a variety of editions, formats and languages. Visit here, sign up for free Scripture prayer emails, bookmark and favorite the site, and pray the Bible!