I’m throwing down the prayer gauntlet.
The sequel to The Circle Maker will release on December 18–just in time for Christmas! I think it’ll be a great way to start the new year. It’s titled Draw the Circle: The 40-Day Prayer Challenge and if you liked The Circle Maker you’ll love Draw the Circle. It’s a 40-day devotional designed to jump-start people’s prayer lives and help them establish a prayer habit. I feel like I’ve learned more about prayer after writing The Circle Maker than I knew before. This book is a byproduct. It’s got new testimonies and new learnings on prayer.
You can read this book by yourself, but it was really designed for friends, families, small groups and churches to take the 40-day challenge together. That adds an element of accountability and naturally creates a prayer circle.
I’m praying for 1000 churches to take the challenge in 2013. In fact, I have a FREE ADVANCE COPY for the first 1000 pastors who want in. We’re going to kick-off our 40-Day Prayer Challenge on Ash Wednesday and leverage LENT as a season of prayer and fasting. Circle 2.13.13 on your calendar! We’ll actually do a nationwide simulcast that night for churches who want to be part of that virtual prayer meeting. More details are on the way…
Of course, you can do a 40-Day Prayer Challenge anytime during the year. I think the NEW YEAR is a great time to do the challenge or even going into or coming out of PENTECOST. Or you might want to revolve it around a sermon series on prayer. We’re developing free resources right now including posters, wristbands, coasters, and a graphics package.
If you’re a senior pastor and you want your church to be part of the 40-Day prayer challenge, email email@example.com for a free advance copy.