John 5:17,25-29 NRSVue

17But Jesus answered them, “My Father is still working, and I also am working.”

25“Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming and is now here when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, 27and he has given him authority to execute judgment because he is the Son of Man. 28Do not be astonished at this, for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29and will come out: those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of condemnation.

Some thoughts on this scripture

Bits of our souls can be dead for a while: our compassion, integrity, our desires to do good for God. Prayer brings all to life for us; God may enlighten us in our prayer to what is dead in us. In quiet listening, our souls live more fully.