Stacey Thacker is an author, blogger, speaker, and believer who loves God’s Word and connecting with women. Her passion is to encourage women in their walks with God and equip them to study the Bible. She created the blog community Mothers of Daughters and now blogs on her site, StaceyThacker.com. She’s the author of six books including Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in the Mess and has written a series of Bible studies, The Girlfriends’ Guide to the Bible. She worked with Campus Crusade for Christ for five years before becoming a full-time mom to four daughters.
Prayers for days you don't have the words to pray
Threadbare Prayer: Prayers for Hearts that Feel Hidden, Hurt, or Hopeless
By Stacey Thacker
"Friend, if you are worn-out and know you 'should' pray but have no words, there is help in these pages. Stacey Thacker knows the depths of deep dependence on God. She's been through the nothing-left-to-give moments. The ones in which you can only whisper, 'Lord, help.' With her authentic devotions and the Holy Spirit groaning on your behalf, I'm confident you will find hope and encouragement in these pages."
–Heather MacFadyen, Host of the Don't Mom Alone Podcast about Threadbare Prayer
Life sometimes brings difficult situations or circumstances that can leave us feeling run-down, drained, worn-out, and threadbare. These are the times we most desperately need prayer, but they can also be the times we simply don’t have the words to form a prayer.
In Threadbare Prayer, Stacey Thacker presents 100 simple yet heartfelt devotions to guide readers on the days they don’t know what to pray. Each entry in this attractive, gift-worthy devotional contains a Bible verse, a brief thought, and a simple, concise prayer to encourage the reader’s heart.
From the Introduction
1. having the nap worn off so as to lay bare the threads of the warp and woof, as a fabric, garment, etc.
I propped my feet on the ottoman and noticed my jeans had finally worn thin enough at the knee to be considered stylish.
Threadbare they are.
I picked the string still holding on for dear life and thought, How appropriate. I’m feeling every bit threadbare myself.
My nap has worn off.
Worn to the naked thread.
I’m hanging on for dear life.
Enjoy Stacey's (in)courage blog post | When We Don't Have the Words to Pray
More Praise for Threadbare Prayer
"Threadbare Prayer is for the weary and heavy laden one who needs help turning to the only One who can shoulder our everyday burdens as well as our especially broken spaces. Not only will this book help you know how to pray in your time of need, it will point you again and again to the goodness and glory of our capable, faithful God. "
–Katie Orr, author of Secrets of the Happy Soul: Experience the Deep Delight You Were Made For
"If you've ever felt like there is just the thinnest thread holding you together, this book is for you. It's raw and real and beautiful. When you don't know what to pray, how to pray, or even why you should pray, pick up Threadbare Prayer." Whisper these words from one who knows the weariness, the worry, and the weight and hear the whisper of peace from the One who hears, who sees, who knows, and who cares.
–Teri Lynne Underwood, author of Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most
“I’m convinced that one of the reasons God allows us to walk through hard things is so He can use our lives to tell a story of His faithfulness to the people around us watching, waiting to see if the God we say we love is worth following. He did it with Hosea. He did it with Paul. He is doing it with Stacey Thacker. Over the last few years I have watched her absolutely refuse to stop clinging to Christ in the midst of a deluge of hard things. The words in this book are hard-won. They are hard-lived. These prayers have been prayed so many times...but the beauty of threadbare prayers is that they never, ever wear out...even when we do. I’m so grateful to Stacey, and the entire Thacker family, for allowing us to see Jesus in them.”
–Brooke McGlothlin, co-founder of millionprayingmoms.com, and author of Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most
"I was deeply moved reading Threadbare Prayer. Moved in my core from page one, with burning tears, and then into comfort and truth of Jesus. Page after page, prayer after prayer, reminded me to lift my eyes from my struggle to The One who saves. "
–Francie Winslow, Host of the Heaven in Your Home Podcast
- Features 100 devotions including a Bible verse, a brief thought, and threadbare prayer.
- Helps guide readers on days they don’t know what to pray.
- Attractive hardcover devotional book with 2-color interior.