How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life

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.


“This is more than a ‘how-to’ book on prayer. The mechanics of prayer give way to the heart and rhythm of Spirit-led praying. The emphasis on the Holy Spirit’s leading, filling and guiding our prayer life is at the core of Dr. Thrasher’s message. May the resurrection power of Jesus move in such a way that your prayer life breathes fresh new life.”
-Dr. Mark Jobe
President of Moody Bible Institute

“I cannot think of anyone I would rather learn from on the topic of prayer than Bill Thrasher. I am convinced that your heart will be challenged, and your spirit stirred as you read this book. I know God will use these pages to resurrect the dead prayer life of many people in the years to come.”
-Dee Jobe
Women’s Ministry Director of New Life Community Church

“Applying the principles of this terrific book will revitalize our prayers and our spiritual lives.”
-Dr. Michael Rydelnik
Vice President and Academic Dean and Professor of Jewish Studies and Bible, Moody Bible Institute

“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.”
-Christ Fabry
Author and Host of Chirst 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 would 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.”
-Gary Chapman
Author of the 5 Love Languages

“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.”
-Karl Clauson
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 makes for a compelling and helpful primer on how believers can revive a stagnant prayer experience.”
-Dr. 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.”
-Todd Hopkins
International Best-Selling Author, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Office Pride

“No one will argue that prayer is 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 illusive 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.”
-Joe Stowell
Special Assistant to the President of Moody Bible Institute


Synopsis: As Christians, we know that prayer is important, that it is the lifeblood of the Christian life. But it seems that many Christian believers find praying 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?

With the publication of “How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life: Transforming Your Prayers into a Spirit-Empowered, Life-Giving Adventure “, Bill Thrasher (teacher, father, and husband) shares clear and applicable steps to invigorate or jumpstart a life of prayer.

“How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life” addresses such issues as: How do you identify a dead prayer life?; How can a worried and frantic life begin to enjoy God’s presence and peace?; How can you reach heaven when you don’t know what to pray?; How can times of despair be transformed into prayers that even affect future generations?; How can you get in touch with the deep concerns of your heart?; How can your greatest struggle spur effective prayers that defeat the Evil One?; and How does the Spirit motivate and guide our prayers?

“How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life” seeks to resurrect and revive our prayer life into one that God uses to restore His people to the place of His blessing as once again they are able to offer their heart, desires, and disappointments to the God who loves to listen and respond to them.

Critique: Inspired and inspiring, “How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life: Transforming Your Prayers into a Spirit-Empowered, Life-Giving Adventure” is especially timely given the current, volatile, and dangerous world we live in and are called upon to follow the teachings provided us as practicing Christians when it comes to the phenomena of prayer. Thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ in style, organization and presentation, “How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life” is highly recommended. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of clergy, seminary students, and all members of the Christian community that “How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life” is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $7.99).