I recently finished reading a great book on prayer called The Circle Maker, by Mark Batterson. I’ve written some posts on the book already (and plan one final post with some specific takeaways); see “The Circle Maker” 1.0, “The Circle Maker” 2.0, and “The Circle Maker” 3.0.
Here are some of my favorite highlights from the last few chapters of the book. These quotes uplift the importance of praying long and hard …
You can climb the highest mountain if you simply put one foot in front of the other and refuse to stop until you reach the top. (160)
This is one of the statements from the book I particularly remember …
Maybe we need to change our prayer approach from as soon as possible to as long as it takes. (161)
Every prayer is a time capsule. You never know when or where or how God will answer it, but he will answer it. There is no expiration date, and there are no exceptions. God answers prayer. Period. We don’t always see it or understand it, but God always answers. (169)
When you dream big, pray hard, and think long, there is nothing God cannot do. (176)
One last encouraging statement …
You can’t fell a fifty-foot wall, but you can march around Jericho. You can’t shut the mouths of lions, but you can stop, drop, and pray. You can’t make it rain, but you can draw a circle in the sand. Don’t let what you cannot do keep you from doing what you can. Draw the circle. (176)
If you’ve read the book or found these quotes inspiring, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!