Our church is going through a book by Mark Batterson called, The Circle Maker. I got an advanced copy of the book back in October and it has reinvigorated my prayer life in a profound way. At that time, Gina and me were really struggling. A seeming lack of laborers, lack of resources, and deep discouragement caused us to wonder if we could continue in our church planting experience. While this was happening, I began reading The Circle Maker. I didn’t make it past the third page where it said, “It’s absolutely imperative that you come to terms with the simple yet life-changing truth: God is for you.” I found myself saying, “ya right.” Mark goes on to say, “If you don’t believe that, then you’ll pray small timid prayers; if you do believe it, then you’ll pray big audacious prayers.” I had a problem in my relationship with Jesus so I went back to the Word of God and began to meditate on Romans 8 (nothing can separate us from the love of Christ). God began to resurrect me that day and is continuing to do so.
As we go through The Circle Maker, our church is on a 21 day prayer experiment. For the next four weeks, we’ve asked The Journey to circle the promises of God concerning:
- Our city/community
- Our Church
- Someone else’s life
- Our own lives
- Listen to yesterday’s message from Journey Church here;
- Order The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson;
- Follow Kent on twitter to receive tweets on prayer.
Let’s draw some circles in prayer!