I read this book a few months ago and have been meaning to write up a review ever since. It was recommended to me by a friend and didn’t fail to amaze me. It was such a powerful message to Christian parents.
Praying Circles teaches parents that they can make an extraordinary impact on their children through the power of prayer. Mark Batterson offers very practical advice on how to keep up with praying for your children individually and as a family. He teaches us that you may never be a perfect parent, but you can be a praying parent…and that’s just as good!
I don’t necissarily want to say that this is a manual on HOW TO PRAY because it really isn’t. It’s more of a lesson on how to pray effectively and how to REMEMBER to pray. I know that I have a long list of prayers for myself, my family, and all of my loved ones but often life gets busy and it’s hard to remember each and every single one of those prayers and follow through with them. Mark’s words are a huge help in this as he teaches you different methods of keeping up with all of the promises God has for your children.
I highly recommend this book for anyone (and everyone!) who wants to effectively pray for their children.
Here’s my favorite quote:
“Pray about what to pray about. …The purpose of prayer is not to outline our agenda for God; the purpose is to get into the presence of God and get God’s agenda for us.”
This was the biggest lesson I learned from Praying Circles. I’ve always had a tough time thinking of what to pray about…What a concept! Pray about what to pray about…so simple, yet so profound!
Interested in picking up a copy of Praying Circles Around Your Children? Good news! You can pick up a copy HERE for only $2.69 or grab the Kindle edition for only $1.99!
I truly hope you enjoy this book and that it has as great of an impact on your life as it has had on mine!
Have you read Praying Circles or any other books in The Circle Maker series? What do you think of them? Sound off in the comments below!