40-Day Prayer Challenge!
(Taken from circlenwhcm.org)
JOIN US JANUARY 15TH IN BOLD PRAYERS THAT WILL CHANGE AN ENTIRE GENERATION!
We are drawing circles and we need your help!
This past summer our NWHCM staff read The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson & learned about the power of bold prayers. Fueled by this study and empowered by a God who personally hears and responds to our petitions, we’ve seen the Glory! We’ve witnessed His presence!
Having experienced the power of praying circles around our needs, we could not start this year without hitting our knees passionately asking the Lord to intervene on behalf of our beloved Haiti. And with that being our upmost goalwe are now asking you to join us in a 40-day prayer challenge.
Starting January 15th we are inviting all of our staff, travelers, friends, & family to join us in the 40-day prayer challenge! This December Mark Batterson released his new book Draw The Circle! Our staff will be reading this book & fully diving into the 40-day challenge! Will you join us?
With the authority of our Heavenly Father, we can pray with boldness and bring an entire country into a deeper relationship with Christ. Throughout the 40 days we will be posting the prayers that we as a mission are circling – so that you can circle with us!
Circle Up With Us:
- Join the circle. Click on the subscribe button on the left-hand side of the blog for weekly updates of our Drawing The Circle Challenge.
- Purchase and read the “Draw The Circle” book electronically or from your local Christian bookstore.
- Sign up now for a prayer time slot on our Draw The Circle Prayer Vigil.
Pray, breathe, and wait upon the Lord. Ordained and claimed—may this be the year of our Lord, not just for Haiti but for you as well.
INTRODUCTION to Draw The Circle
“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. God is going to begin a good work in you, and He is going to carry it to completion. Miracles that happen in your life decades from now will trace their origin back to this season of prayer. Breakthroughs that happen during these forty days will become generational blessings that live on long after you die.
If you press into God’s presence like never before, you will experience God like never before. You’ll look back on these forty days as the best forty days of your life. They won’t be the easiest forty days; in fact, they may be the hardest. Don’t be surprised if you experience spiritual opposition along the way. But if you pray through, God will break through in new ways. It’s as inevitable as the tide coming in.
There is nothing magical about forty days, but there is something biblical about it. That’s the number of days Jesus spent in the wilderness fasting and praying. It marked a critical chapter in His life — the transition from His earthly father’s business to His heavenly Father’s business. Jesus was tested like never before, but this experience set the stage for His greatest victories over the enemy.
Excerpt From: Batterson, Mark. “Draw the Circle.” Zondervan, 2012. iBooks.