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Matthew Henry's Method for Prayer:
Abridged for E-books

Edited and revised by Ligon Duncan

with William McMillan

Executive Production by Daniel Arnold

Copyright 2009, Daniel Arnold and Ligon Duncan.

Publisher, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals Inc, 1716 Spruce St Philadelphia PA 19103 USA. Smashwords Edition.

A Method for Prayer was written by Matthew Henry, March 25, 1710. For ease of reading, the editors have sought to update some of the author's language.

All Scripture from New International Version of the Bible, unless otherwise noted. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

This article may be duplicated in its entirety and without edit, including this full disclaimer for personal, small group, non-commercial use. No more than 200 copies may be made. No electronic use beyond email is permitted. Any use other then those listed herein are forbidden without prior written permission. All rights reserved. ARMHNIV1.

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Preface to the E-Reader Version

Matthew Henry’s Method for Prayer was re-introduced to the public almost fifteen years ago. Things have changed significantly in the publishing world since then, to say the least! The original reprint of Matthew Henry’s classic included a number of appendices, which are absent from the present version.

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