The battle for prayer—transforming drudgery into joy and life-giving intimacy with God.
We know that prayer is important—it's the lifeblood of the Christian life. But almost all believers find prayer to be hard. We can experience discouragement or disillusionment in our prayer lives. We get distracted and disheartened.
What can we do if we're in a season of drought or have never experienced a rich life of prayer? And how can we sustain a meaningful and lifegiving prayer ministry? Dr. Bill Thrasher—teacher, father, and husband—shares clear and applicable steps to invigorate or jumpstart a life of prayer. In How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life, Thrasher helps us answer important questions:
This book seeks to resurrect and revive our prayer life into one that God uses to restore His people to the place of His blessing. Begin to breathe again as you offer your heart, desires, and disappointments to the God who loves to listen and respond to you.
C. S. Lewis, when writing about his prayer life, once remarked, "The truth is, I haven't any language weak enough to depict the weakness of my spiritual life." Unfortunately, too often that describes my prayer life, and I suspect yours, too. Trust my friend and colleague Bill Thrasher to offer biblical and practical guidance, so we can resurrect our communication with our Father, who so longs to hear from us. Applying the principles of this terrific book will revitalize our prayers and our spiritual lives.
Vice President and Academic Dean and Professor of Jewish Studies and Bible, Moody Bible Institute; Host/Bible Teacher, Moody Radio's Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik
With gentleness and compassion, Dr. Thrasher guides us into the presence of God, where our hearts awaken. He is a trusted friend whose passion for prayer jumps off the page. This book will be a balm to your soul.
Author and host of Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio
This is not just another book on the importance of prayer. It is a book on how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit and make prayer a way of life. What could be more important for the Christian than sharing your life fully with the Father in prayer? This is a book to be experienced, not simply read. Whether you make the journey alone, or with a small group of fellow Christians, God can use this book to resurrect your prayer life.
Author of The 5 Love Languages
No one will argue that prayer is not a key component of a flourishing relationship with Christ. Yet for many of us, experiencing the joy and power of this strategically important discipline remains an elusive goal. We identify with the longing of the disciples who asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Thankfully, my friend Bill Thrasher has wonderfully stepped into that space to lead us back, or for some of us, for the first time, to an effective prayer life . . . reminding us that not only is prayer important for getting answers but also for the enjoyment of an intimate fellowship with Christ.
Special Assistant to the President of Moody Bible Institute
Bill Thrasher has done it again! If your prayer life is dead, this book will blow life back into it. Inspiring, practical, and hope-giving, Bill's emphasis on the power of the Holy Spirit is spot-on and liberating. I've read this book twice, and it's impacted me greatly. Get a copy for yourself and a friend—it's life-changing.
Pastor of 180 Chicago Church, host of Moody Radio Chicago's Karl and Crew, and author of The 7 Resolutions: Where Self-Help Ends and God's Power Begins
There are two things I like about this book written by my colleague in ministry Bill Thrasher. First, I like how practical it is. This is not a book on prayer theory or even a deep dive into prayer theology. Rather it contains very practical steps and suggestions on how one can revitalize a waning prayer life. Second, this book is deeply rooted in Scripture. Yes, Thrasher shares personal thoughts and insights, but all are biblically rooted. These two aspects woven together make for a compelling and helpful primer on how believers can revive a stagnant prayer experience.
—Marvin J. Newell
Ambassador at Large, Missio Nexus
When Dr. Thrasher asked me to read his manuscript How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life, I wondered why he would pick me. He didn't, God did! I needed this! Highly recommend this book to help take your prayer life to a new level of expectancy and effectiveness, regardless of how good you think it currently is.
International bestselling author; Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Office Pride
There are few people I know that embody a lifestyle of prayer more than Dr. Bill Thrasher. My life and ministry is the stronger because of his tireless prayers and friendship. This book, like his others, is honest, convicting, inspiring, deeply biblical, and intensely practical. Thank you, Bill, for never wavering in your commitment to model and teach the power of prayer. It has been infectious for so many of us my brother!
Heart for the City; Chicagoland United in Prayer
I've had the the opportunity to experience prayer with Dr. Bill Thrasher for more than forty years; as a student at MBI in his classes, embarking on ministry, as our friendship deepened, and in recent days, as we both enter our "gun lap." In short, his prayers always help me believe God in prayer. So when this book landed on my desk, I didn't just read it, I prayed it! I commend him and this book to you; it comes from a man whose prayers have shown him how deeply he is known and loved by God. May the same be true for you, as you read it . . . but especially as you pray it.
Founder & President, PreVision Partnership
For years we had the privilege of sitting under Bill Thrasher's ministry. Classes were marked by his connection with the Lord, and through this, our hearts stirred to know God more. This book rings with life-giving accounts of people's friendships with their Maker. Careful reading of its hope-filled pages will enrich your prayer life.
Author, missionary, conference speaker