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We took the challenge… Will You?


The forty-day prayer challenge is going to change your life. In fact, the next forty days have the potential to dramatically alter the rest of your life.

Mark Batterson’s book, Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge, is a follow up to his book to The Circle Maker.  The 40 day prayer challenge invites the reader to experience the power of bold faith and prayer.  The first week of summer I drove to Alabama and listened to The Circle Maker on audible.  I loved the encouragement to pray persistently, confidently, and expectantly.   So many of the stories reminded me of times I had heard Dr. Falwell share stories of walking and praying over the mountain that would become Liberty University.

Five of my friends decided to take the 40 day challenge together.  Everyday we read the challenges and texted our prayers trusting God to work in each of our “prayer circles”.  We all had specific things we were committing to God.

Do you ever feel like God is trying to teach you something?

I do.  And, usually it is through repetition.  I had committed to make this a summer of prayer, intentionally asking the Lord to help me learn more about prayer and more about Him.  God put on my heart to launch our first Online Bible Study and the perfect book for us to go through was Draw the Circle.   We had a great group sign up … and daily prayers and encouragement were being posted on Facebook.   Image

Here is what I know – God answers prayer.

Will you take the challenge?  Draw the Circle: 40 day prayer challenge is a book to ignite your prayer life.  Why don’t you gather a group of friends and go through the study?


A playground was dedicated in Pueblo del Rio – Guatemala on July 23, 2013.  This was a direct answer to prayer… and one of many we saw during our 40 days of prayer.

Lord, thank you for being willing to teach us to pray. Thank you for a summer of answered prayer.  My hope is in you, Lord.  My hope is in You. 

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