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Matthew Henry starts his book on communion with God by defining prayer for us: Prayer is lifting up the soul to. .

Matthew Henry starts his book on communion with God by defining prayer for us: Prayer is lifting up the soul to God, and pouring out the heart before him; yet, as far as the expressing of the devout affections of the heart by words may be of use to fix the thoughts, and to excite and quicken the desires, it is good to draw near to God, not only with a pure heart, but with a humble. The book feels like a parent helping their child see consolations in the heavens; Henry points to regular moments of our lives, stands us in them, and points us up to see how the glory of God relates to them.

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Solid Ground Christian Books, Paperback. This little gem teaches how to begin the day with God, how to spend the day with God, and how to end the day with God. Product Information. ▲. Title: The Secret of Communion with God By: Matthew Henry Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 110 Vendor: Solid Ground Christian Books. Dimensions: 8 X 5 X . 5 (inches) ISBN: 1599250098 ISBN-13: 9781599250090 Stock No: WW250098.

God is more willing to be prayed to, and more ready to hear prayer, than we are to pray

God is more willing to be prayed to, and more ready to hear prayer, than we are to pray. Let us lie down in peace with all me. In The Secret of Communion with God, Henry tells us how to: - Begin the Day with God, Spend and Close the Day with God. The Secret of Communion with God (9780825428371) by Matthew Henry.

This little gem teaches how to begin the day with God, how to spend the day with God, and how to end the day with God. Spurgeon said, "Matthew Henry is most pious and pithy, sound and sensible, terse and trustworthy. ru 787. Похожие книги: The Round Towers of Ireland or the Mysteries of Freemasonry. One of only two published works from Irish archaeologi. т 1275.

This handbook for godliness contains clear descriptions of the conditions for spiritual enrichment and power.

Select Format: Paperback. This handbook for godliness contains clear descriptions of the conditions for spiritual enrichment and power. ISBN13:9780825428371. Release Date:March 1991.

He completed his work up to the end of Acts before his untimely death by stroke. Afterward, his ministerial friends completed the work from Henry's notes and writings.

One of the finest, but little known, treatises on the godly life ever written, by the author of the justly popular Matthew Henry's Commentary. This little gem teaches how to begin the day with God, how to spend the day with God, and how to end the day with God. C.H. Spurgeon said, "Matthew Henry is most pious and pithy, sound and sensible, terse and trustworthy."

The Secret of Communion with God epub download

ISBN13: 978-1599250090

ISBN: 1599250098

Author: Matthew Henry

Category: Christian Books

Subcategory: Ministry & Evangelism

Language: English

Publisher: Solid Ground Christian Books (July 29, 2005)

Pages: 112 pages

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I think some times the Puritans get a bad wrap. Yea, they're hard to read, and everybody thinks of witch burning when they think of them... But that's kind of like associating the State of Alabama with The University of Alabama: Don't lump all the good people in with the bad.

In The Secret of Communion with God by Matthew Henry,readers will see just how helpful, caring, and pastoral the Puritans are. Henry's tone through the whole book is like a warm grandfather, eager to help his grandchild learn how to do the basic, important things in life (like count, or hit a ball). The subject of the book is prayer - an area that every Christian feels is weak in their lives. Henry, in biblical fashion, is not eager to condemn or damn people lacking much motion in their prayer lives. He follows the pattern of the Bible and holds up a picture of who God is, God's mercy to us to enjoy him, and encourages us towards the discipline of prayer with excitement about the grace we'll receive.

Summary

Matthew Henry starts his book on communion with God by defining prayer for us:

Prayer is lifting up the soul to God, and pouring out the heart before him; yet, as far as the expressing of the devout affections of the heart by words may be of use to fix the thoughts, and to excite and quicken the desires, it is good to draw near to God, not only with a pure heart, but with a humble voice; so we must "render the calves of our lips." (13)

That is, prayer is lifting up the soul to God, using words to fix our attention and thoughts on God, while also using words to instruct our emotions and affections to enjoy God. Ultimately, prayer is good because we draw near to God. Through the book, Henry applies this to our souls through the course of the day.

The book consists of three simple parts: How to begin your day with God, How to keep your day with God, and How to end your day with God. Henry discusses the three parts of the day in simply applying a Psalm to our lives. For beginning the day he applies Psalm 5:3 - "O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch." Here he opens up how to begin the day in one's attitude towards God and expectations in reading his Word. The Christian has much to be grateful for in beginning their day, and much to ask God for grace in as they look towards the day ahead. If you're needing help in seeing why you should begin your day in prayer, and how you should be praying to God, this section will be helpful for you.

In the middle of the day, Henry applies Psalm 25:5, "for you I wait all the day long." Henry goes through here and applies "waiting on the Lord" in how to spend the day with God. He helps us to ask what we are boasting in through the day. Am I boasting in God in my attitude and approach to the day's activities? Or am I boasting in myself? The Christian's life is bound up in dependence on Jesus Christ, and Henry beckons the soul to rest in Jesus.

Finally, Henry closes the book by applying Psalm 4:8 to how we end our days, "In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Here we see how to think about the day behind us. To be repentant of the sins we've committed, thankful for the mercies we've received. The grace of God to give us peace in Christ through the Gospel is applied to our souls to help us join with David in knowing real peace as we lie down. Henry closes by drawing our attention to think on that final peace we will know in death, to draw sobriety from that, as well as joy for that day when we will see our Lord Jesus.

Reasons to like the book

As I read through the book, I felt instructed on how to think about daily prayer and how to make a discipline of the normal events of the day into moments where I express simply faith in Christ. Many books on prayer want to address specific issues about prayer - how to pray for certain things, how to understand theological issues in prayer, etc. Other books want to give only practical guides for prayer - how to's and when's - without giving any instruction. Henry's little work gives you a whole vision of why you should pray during the day. The book feels like a parent helping their child see consolations in the heavens; Henry points to regular moments of our lives, stands us in them, and points us up to see how the glory of God relates to them.

One of the ways I want to use this book from here is to go through and make little short lists of his guidance of the types of things to be praying about for mental joggers. For example, when waking, Henry reminds us that we are dependent upon God, and lists out several areas that we see this: Our happiness depends on God; our guilt makes us dependent on mercy; our souls depend on God for life; our safety from enemies depends on God; our impending death makes us dependent upon God for every moment of life; we depend on Christ being members of his body, the Church; we depend on God for strength and wisdom in all of our relationships. That's a helpful list to keep in mind when thinking about the day's business ahead.

Personally, the most helpful chapter in the book - and I think the most needed for Western Christians - is his section on waiting upon God. American's are not patient. The call and application to wait in prayer upon God is very helpful.

Conclusion

Ultimately, I think this is a really helpful book on prayer. I highly recommend it to anybody looking for a little puritan book to guide them in thinking about prayer, and stir their affection to be with God.

-- I did receive a free copy of the book from the publisher, but the thoughts are all my own. --
Nanecele
I think some times the Puritans get a bad wrap. Yea, they're hard to read, and everybody thinks of witch burning when they think of them... But that's kind of like associating the State of Alabama with The University of Alabama: Don't lump all the good people in with the bad.

In The Secret of Communion with God by Matthew Henry,readers will see just how helpful, caring, and pastoral the Puritans are. Henry's tone through the whole book is like a warm grandfather, eager to help his grandchild learn how to do the basic, important things in life (like count, or hit a ball). The subject of the book is prayer - an area that every Christian feels is weak in their lives. Henry, in biblical fashion, is not eager to condemn or damn people lacking much motion in their prayer lives. He follows the pattern of the Bible and holds up a picture of who God is, God's mercy to us to enjoy him, and encourages us towards the discipline of prayer with excitement about the grace we'll receive.

Summary

Matthew Henry starts his book on communion with God by defining prayer for us:

Prayer is lifting up the soul to God, and pouring out the heart before him; yet, as far as the expressing of the devout affections of the heart by words may be of use to fix the thoughts, and to excite and quicken the desires, it is good to draw near to God, not only with a pure heart, but with a humble voice; so we must "render the calves of our lips." (13)

That is, prayer is lifting up the soul to God, using words to fix our attention and thoughts on God, while also using words to instruct our emotions and affections to enjoy God. Ultimately, prayer is good because we draw near to God. Through the book, Henry applies this to our souls through the course of the day.

The book consists of three simple parts: How to begin your day with God, How to keep your day with God, and How to end your day with God. Henry discusses the three parts of the day in simply applying a Psalm to our lives. For beginning the day he applies Psalm 5:3 - "O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch." Here he opens up how to begin the day in one's attitude towards God and expectations in reading his Word. The Christian has much to be grateful for in beginning their day, and much to ask God for grace in as they look towards the day ahead. If you're needing help in seeing why you should begin your day in prayer, and how you should be praying to God, this section will be helpful for you.

In the middle of the day, Henry applies Psalm 25:5, "for you I wait all the day long." Henry goes through here and applies "waiting on the Lord" in how to spend the day with God. He helps us to ask what we are boasting in through the day. Am I boasting in God in my attitude and approach to the day's activities? Or am I boasting in myself? The Christian's life is bound up in dependence on Jesus Christ, and Henry beckons the soul to rest in Jesus.

Finally, Henry closes the book by applying Psalm 4:8 to how we end our days, "In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Here we see how to think about the day behind us. To be repentant of the sins we've committed, thankful for the mercies we've received. The grace of God to give us peace in Christ through the Gospel is applied to our souls to help us join with David in knowing real peace as we lie down. Henry closes by drawing our attention to think on that final peace we will know in death, to draw sobriety from that, as well as joy for that day when we will see our Lord Jesus.

Reasons to like the book

As I read through the book, I felt instructed on how to think about daily prayer and how to make a discipline of the normal events of the day into moments where I express simply faith in Christ. Many books on prayer want to address specific issues about prayer - how to pray for certain things, how to understand theological issues in prayer, etc. Other books want to give only practical guides for prayer - how to's and when's - without giving any instruction. Henry's little work gives you a whole vision of why you should pray during the day. The book feels like a parent helping their child see consolations in the heavens; Henry points to regular moments of our lives, stands us in them, and points us up to see how the glory of God relates to them.

One of the ways I want to use this book from here is to go through and make little short lists of his guidance of the types of things to be praying about for mental joggers. For example, when waking, Henry reminds us that we are dependent upon God, and lists out several areas that we see this: Our happiness depends on God; our guilt makes us dependent on mercy; our souls depend on God for life; our safety from enemies depends on God; our impending death makes us dependent upon God for every moment of life; we depend on Christ being members of his body, the Church; we depend on God for strength and wisdom in all of our relationships. That's a helpful list to keep in mind when thinking about the day's business ahead.

Personally, the most helpful chapter in the book - and I think the most needed for Western Christians - is his section on waiting upon God. American's are not patient. The call and application to wait in prayer upon God is very helpful.

Conclusion

Ultimately, I think this is a really helpful book on prayer. I highly recommend it to anybody looking for a little puritan book to guide them in thinking about prayer, and stir their affection to be with God.

-- I did receive a free copy of the book from the publisher, but the thoughts are all my own. --