Prayer has the power to transform your life. Biblical prayer is not an afterthought or an add-on; it's a lifestyle. Prayer is more than a "tip of the hat" to God before a meal. It is more than a verbal punctuation to end a worship service. Our prayer life matters. It is the lifeblood of our relationship with God. Richard Thompson has studied prayer and practiced prayer - the who, what, when, where, why, and how of prayer. He has carefully researched the biblical patterns and models that teach us about our prayer life today. This book will guide you toward a stronger prayer life and serve as an extensive resource on the topic of prayer when you're done. Invest in your prayer life and God will answer from "the secret place of thunder." A Study Guide for personal or group study is included. Richard Thompson has been active in churches of Christ all of his life. He previously served as an elder in North Carolina and currently serves as an elder at Tusculum church of Christ in Nashville, TN. He is also Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University. Richard and his wife, Lauren, have been married for thirty-one years. They have three grown children and a granddaughter.