Long and Boring

Quote of the Day, from Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker:

“Drawing prayer circles often feels like a long and boring process, and it can be frustrating when you feel like you’ve been circling forever. You start to wonder if God really hears, if God really cares. Sometimes his silence is deafening. We circle the cancer. We circle our children. We circle the dream. But it doesn’t seem to be making a difference. What do you do? My advice: stop, drop and pray. Keep circling. Circle for seventy years if you have to! What else are you going to do?

We live in a culture that overvalues fifteen minutes of fame and undervalues lifelong faithfulness. Maybe we have it backward. Just as our greatest successes often come on the heels of our longest and most boring prayers. But if you pray long and boring prayers, your life will be anything but boring. Your life will turn into the spiritual adventure it was destined to be.”

Excellent book – check it out: The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears. Mark Batterson. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing. 2011.