Big Audacious Prayers

I’m reading Mark Batterson’s latest book – The Circle Maker: Drawing Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears. I seriously love this book so much I would wear it if it were a new outfit! :)

The circle maker is a man named Honi. He’s not mentioned in the Holy Bible, but he is found in the Talmud. He was a scholar, a man with a special relationship with God, and famous for praying for rain.

Here are 7 nuggets from Chapter 2 I don’t want to forget.

  • Bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers.
  • If your prayers aren’t impossible to you, the are insulting to God. Why? Because they don’t require divine intervention.
  • The greatest moments in life are the miraculous moments when human impotence and divine omnipotence intersect. And they intersect when you draw a circle around the impossible situations in our lives and invite God to intervene.
  • God is for you. If you don’t believe that you will pray small timid prayers; if you do believe it, you will pray big audacious prayers.
  • Who you become is determined by how you pray. Ultimately the transcript of your prayers becomes the script of your life.
  • God is not a genie in a bottle and His wish is not your command.  His command better be your wish. If it’s not, you won’t be drawing prayer circles, you’ll end up walking in circles.
  • The goal is glorifying God by drawing circles around the promises, miracles, and dreams He wants for you.

If that doesn’t motivate you to kick your prayers up a notch, I don’t know what will!

Right now I am praying big audacious prayers for several people I love dearly. God’s timing is amazing. He brought this book to me knowing I needed the nudge.

Are you praying big, audacious prayers? If not, check out this book!

About the Author


designed by God to pursue Him in prayer and lead others to do the same. appointed by Him to intercede. and forever amazed at the "more than I can ask or imagine" when He answers and intervenes.

  • BelovedBomber

    I am reading this book by Mark Batterson now.  Just finished teaching In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  It is another great read by him if you  haven’t read it already!  Thanks for sharing!

    • admin

      I haven’t read In a Pit with a Lion – but have heard all great things about it. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. God bless you as you pray BIG AUDACIOUS PRAYERS!