New Book Released: How to ‘Pray Like Jesus’

As a young father, bestselling author and pastor, Mark Driscoll, remembers reading Bible stories and teaching his first-born daughter, Ashley, how to pray the way God’s children talk to their dad. Today, at a time when Americans may feel isolated, anxious, or disconnected, Driscoll and daughter, Real Faith Ministries Director, Ashley Chase, believe prayer can be a powerful, life-changing vehicle for help.

But all too often, especially during uncertain times, prayer does not come easy. There are many books on prayer and about Jesus, but there are very few on Jesus’ prayer life. His was the perfect prayer life and a model for how to pray. So, why, how, and where did Jesus pray?

Driscoll and Chase answer these questions and invite readers to experience the presence of God through an ever-deepening, life-giving, burden-relieving, and hope-lifting relationship with Jesus Christ in their new book, “Pray Like Jesus: Learn to Pray to God as Father” ( ISBN-13: 978-1-62999-926-5, available this week, in partnership with Charisma House Publishing. Watch a message from Driscoll and Chase here (

“Whether you find yourself relating more to one or the other of us, our prayer is that by the end of this book, you’ll discover that you’ll have a new perspective of your relationship with God,” Driscoll says. “Once you know who your Dad is, it’s a lot easier to talk to Him.”

Many people seeking God statistically value prayer and try to have a richer prayer life. However, most people struggle to build any momentum in their prayer lives when they fall into a rut or do not understand how easy it is. In “Pray Like Jesus” (, the father/daughter duo looks at Jesus’ teachings about prayer and how he modeled talking to God. The discussion is biblical, practical, and easy to read.

“It is an honor to be able to share stories of how God has used prayer to grow my faith and mold me as a believer. I love that prayer requires us to be dependent on God, much like a child who is helpless without a parent,” says Chase. “God loves to bless His children, and since He is the only one who truly knows and can fill our needs, who better to go to in this often-tumultuous life?”

Driscoll and Chase’s book teaches how to pray more earnestly, more joyously, more humbly, more frequently, more naturally, and more fruitfully. It will help readers understand how to make prayer a central part of life and direct each day. The book includes a sermon series for churches, ministries, and small groups, daily devotionals, a small-group study guide with discussion questions, and suggested prayer activities.

“Pray Like Jesus: Learn to Pray to God as Father” ( is released by Charisma House, which publishes books that challenge, encourage, teach, and equip Christians.

Mark Driscoll is a Jesus- following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor, and the author of many books, including “Real Marriage” and “Who Do You Think You Are?” He is the pastor of The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ashley Chase is the Driscolls’ oldest of five children. She studied theology at Capenwray Bible College in Costa Rica, is a graduate with honors from the master’s program at the Barrett Honors College, was recently married, and is a gifted Bible teacher who speaks and writes fluently in English and Spanish.

(SOURCE: Charisma House via Christian Newswire)

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