By Mark Batterson
According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his booklet, The Circle Maker, “Drawing prayer circles round our desires isn’t only a mechanism wherein we accomplish good stuff for God. It’s a mechanism wherein God accomplishes good things in us.” Do you ever experience that there’s way more to prayer, and to God’s imaginative and prescient in your existence, than what you’re experiencing? It’s time you realized from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker―a guy daring adequate to attract a circle within the sand and never budge from inside of it till God replied his prayers for his humans. What impossibly vast dream is God calling you to attract a prayer circle round? Sharing inspiring tales from his personal reports as a circle maker, Mark Batterson can help you discover your heart’s inner most wishes and God-given goals and unharness them in the course of the form of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.
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