It’s too easy to give up on big dreams. The vision begins to fade as busyness overtakes our time. We lose heart, we lose patience, and we lose faith.

But what if our dreams are linked to our prayers? Are you praying boldly? Are you praying persistently?

As Mark Batterston says in his book, The Circle Maker, the only way you can fail is when you stop praying.

We don’t want to reduce prayer to a flat ritual or logging of hours. But prayer is a discipline to be developed. It’s a skill to be practiced.

Since reading Mark Batterson’s book, I’ve been motivated to pray circles around those big dreams.

Does God know our hearts cry through prayer? Does God hear us each day, in desperation, calling out for his work to be done? How long are we willing to persistently pray for God to open the door for those dreams in our hearts?

We must pray as if it all depends on God and work as if it all depends on us.

If we want to accomplish bigger dreams, we need to pray bigger prayers.

God responds to every need, big or small. But when miracles are required, answered prayers bring glory to God. When our prayers are bigger than we could ever accomplish on our own, we live in faith mode, knowing it won’t happen unless God intervenes.

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