Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools: An Invitation Into the Wonder & Mystery of Prayer


By Tyler Staton

Prayer is the source of Jesus’s most astonishing miracles and the subject of Jesus’ most audacious promises, and yet, most people – even most Bible-believing Christians – find prayer to be boring, obligatory, disappointing, confusing, or, most often, all of the above.

If you’ve ever felt this way, Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools is your invitation to trade your conceptions and misconceptions about prayer for prayer in its purest form: a vital, sustaining, powerful connection with God that is more real and alive than you could have ever imagined. In this book, Tyler Staton – author, pastor, and national director of the 24/7 Prayer movement – addresses common roadblocks to prayer and gives you the confidence to come to God just as you are.

Through biblical teaching, powerful storytelling, and insights on historic Christian practices, Staton helps you…

  • Express your doubts and disappointments about prayer
  • Discover and practice multiple postures of prayer, including silence, persistence, confession, and more
  • Understand and embrace the wonder and mystery of prayer in everyday life
  • Realize that prayer is a powerful invitation to partner with God in the redemption of a fallen world
  • Open or reopen the line of communication with your Creator and experience afresh his divine power on earth

As Staton puts it, prayer invites us “to learn and listen to God before speaking, to ask like a child in our old age, to scream our questions in an angry tirade, to undress ourselves in vulnerable confession, and to be loved – completely and totally loved, in spite of everything.” 

Tyler Staton is the lead pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon, and national director of the 24/7 Prayer movement un the U.S. Tyler believes that life is about relationship, prayer is an invitation, and justice is kinship. He lives in Portland with his wife, Kirsten, and their three sons, Hank, Simon, and Amos.



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“No book has ever left me wanting to pray more. Tyler opens uur eyes and hearts to the beauty, mystery, and value of prayer in the life of every believer and skeptic.”
–Christine Caine, Founder of A21 and Propel Women

“This is a vital invitation into the highest calling of every person on the planet, straight from the heart of a contemporary prayer warrior.”
Pete Greig, Founder of 24-7 Prayer, Prayer International & Sr. pastor of Emmaus Rd. Church

Additional information

Weight0.338 kg
Dimensions21.5 × 13.5 × 2 cm