Do you ever sense that there’s far more to prayer, and to God’s vision for your life, than what you’re experiencing? It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington D.C., will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.
This dynamic 4-week video curriculum helps participants understand what it means to dream God-sized dreams, pray with boldness, and think long-term. Four video sessions combine a teaching element from Mark Batterson with a creative element to draw you into the circle. Each session wraps up with a practical application giving participants the opportunity to put your prayer principles into practice.
Time to Set Out from Shittim
Special Message from Ben Goodman, Pastor of Leadership Development at Manna Church in Fayetteville, NC
The Eyes of God
Like Elisha at the city of Dothan, God often chooses our prayer circles for us and invites us to seek Him for salvation and breakthrough. The key is seeing the situation through His eyes.
Think Long: Caleb
God’s plans and promises are so much greater than ourselves. He doesn’t always reveal to us all that he is doing. This often means a divine delay in the fulfillment of those promises or answers to prayers. When this occurs, our job is not to get discouraged but to earnestly hold onto those promises and allow God to use and even repurpose us for His will and glory.
Pray Hard: The Persistence of a Widow
Our prayers are not troublesome to God, nor futile for us. Rather they are treasured by God. God wants us to ask persistently even when the answer is delayed. He does so to increase our faith and reward us when He takes final action.
Prophetic Seasons of Prayer
Special message by guest speaker, Clem Ferris, a member of our Oversight Team.
Dream Big: What Is your Jericho?
Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers. God isn’t offended by your biggest dreams or boldest prayers. He is offended by anything less. If your prayers aren’t impossible to you, they are insulting to God. Why? Because they don’t require divine intervention. But ask God to part the Red Sea or make the sun stand still or float an iron axe head, and God is moved to omnipotent action.