Thomas Manton on the Lord’s Prayer

Thomas Manton (1620-1677) emphasized the necessity of private prayer.[1] Manton said, “God requires secret and closet-prayer; for God’s command to pray, first fall upon single persons before it falls upon families and churches, which are made up of single persons (Complete Works of Thomas Manton, 1:10).” This is of course grounded in the word andContinue reading “Thomas Manton on the Lord’s Prayer”

A Biographical Sketch of Thomas Manton (1620-1677)

Thomas Manton was born in 1620 at Lydeard St. Lawrence, Somerset.[1] Manton spent most of his life in Oxford for his studies and London for ministry. Many remembered Manton as “the king of preachers” during his lifetime. Even the prince of preachers Charles Spurgeon (d. 1892) commended Manton’s sermons on Psalm 199; he said, “ThereContinue reading “A Biographical Sketch of Thomas Manton (1620-1677)”