Despite being a touch spell, Restore Life has a bonus that can be very advantegous in intense battles. With a high level of Healing Prayers, a caster can bring an ally back to life with more than half health and a nearly-filled energy bar. It also has a shorter casting time than most other monk resurrection spells, at only 4 seconds versus 6.
To somewhat reduce the risk of using this spell in the heat of battle, one may consider using a staff or wand/focus combo that has twoHalves casting time of Healing Prayers spells (20%) mods. If not used regularly, have it as a spare weapon set and switch to it to cast this spell, which will result in a 2-second resurrection 32% of the time (4% chance for 1-second res).