In the 1st century BC, a Jewish sage named Honi the Circle Maker “saved a generation” with one bold prayer for rain. He drew a circle in the sand, knelt down, and prayed this prayer, “Sovereign Lord, I swear before your great name that I will not leave this circle until you have mercy upon your children.” What if we followed his example? Here’s what I know for sure: bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers! I leverage that story in The Circle Maker to talk about the idea of prayer circles.
There is nothing magical about circling something in prayer, but there is something biblical about it. Just as the Israelites circled Jericho, we need to circle the promises of God. That’s what Circle 714 is all about. We’re circling II Chronicles 7:14 because we believe that God always delivers on His promises! In fact, He cannot over promise or under deliver! If we humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, then God will send revival. It’s as inevitable as the sun rising in the east. It’s not a question of if. It’s only a question of when.
Keep circling 714!