All posts in " prayer circles "

The Circle Maker

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2016

The Circle Maker (Zondervan, 2011) Mark Batterson, lead pastor at National Community Church in Washington, DC, wrote The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears in 2011.  Mark’s stated purpose in writing The Circle Maker is to “show you how to claim God-given promises, pursue God-ordained dreams, and seize God-ordained opportunities.”  […]


Keep circling

By Dave Henning / February 21, 2016

“Keep Circling” is the title of the fourth and final section of The Circle Maker.  Mark Batterson begins by describing his 15.5-mile hike with a 4,8000-foot ascent to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.  The trek seemed next to impossible.  But the answer was quite simple: one step at a time. Pastor […]


Establish a daily rhythm

By Dave Henning / February 14, 2016

“We need to establish a daily rhythm in order to have a daily relationship with God.  The best way to do that is to begin the day with prayer.”- Mark Batterson “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”- Psalm 5:3 As Mark […]


God qualifies the called

By Dave Henning / January 29, 2016

“But God doesn’t call the qualified; God qualifies the called.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 7 of The Circle Maker, he defines a big dream as something beyond your human ability to accomplish.  This means it is perfectly natural that there will be moments when you doubt yourself, as Mark describes: “If you’ve […]


Identifying your Jericho

By Dave Henning / January 17, 2016

“Drawing prayer circles begins with identifying your Jericho.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson begins Chapter 3 (“The Jericho Miracle”) of The Circle Maker by stating that prayer is something people instinctively do when facing a challenge far beyond their ability.  Pastor Batterson has no doubt the Israelites were praying as they silently circled Jericho. Even though […]


Bold prayers

By Dave Henning / January 16, 2016

“Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C., wrote The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears in 2011.  Max draws and shares powerful insights from the true legend of Honi the circle maker.  Honi, a first-century […]

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