The tagline of the book says, Finding Discipline and Delight in your Prayer Life. When I read that, I was immediately convinced to read it, because that’s exactly what I was trying to pursue. And let me tell you, the book did not disappoint me. It is filled with illustrations, practical tips, personal stories and quotations from legendary prayer warriors. Each driving home the one goal of finding discipline and delight in your prayer life.
A Journey to Victorious Prayer is laid out in 9 sections with 30 lessons so to speak. You could spread it over a month and slowly savor each nugget and incorporate the valuable lessons learned each day.
We all have this desire to be incessant in praying, but something happens that in fact makes that desire an absolute urgency. We suddenly have the need to get all the help we want. In his sections, Bill enlists a few help we can make use of. The help of our weaknesses, the Holy Spirit, Companionship, Scripture, fasting, and worship.
My favorite section of the book was The Power of Praise. Understanding the importance of worship and its role in a believer’s spiritual life is essential. Bill Thrasher portrays that in 4 chapters and it was enlightening. But my light bulb moment was when he quoted Daniel 4:34, when King Nebuchadnezzar, after he was humiliated like an oxen, lifted his eyes to heaven and praised the most High God. “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.” (Daniel 4:37)
Praise and worship is the cure for pride and the pathway to spiritual health. ~ Bill Thrasher
A Journey to Victorious Praying is a book I’ll come back to several times. It is loaded with treasure for a seeker of prayer life. If that’s you, I encourage you to get your hands on a copy today and start exploring the possibilities of a disciplined prayer life.