The Size of Our Prayers

by Cherry Warrick (reprinted with permission)

Our view of God determines the size of our prayers.

“Yet many of us pray as if our problems are bigger than God.

So let me remind you of this high-octane truth that should fuel your faith:

God is infinitely bigger than your biggest problem or biggest dream.” (Mark Batterson in The Circle Maker)

How small my prayers are at times. And how dismal my outlook. Forgetting who we are talking with, forgetting who is the powerful one. But we are not praying to one who is equal to us.

“‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord.

‘And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine'” (Isaiah 55:8 NLT).

Our biggest problem is not our big problems.

“Our biggest problem is our small view of God.” (The Circle Maker)

Heart Connect: Living a Life of Prayer – click here to read earlier posts in this series.

(Photo above taken on our 40th Anniversary Trip to Italy – an unexpected gift from God, revealed to us just one month before we flew to Italy. Beyond our highest expectations.)

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  1. Cherry says:

    You will love reading The Circle Maker, I am sure! I have read it twice, and have learned more each time. Always wanting to learn and grow deeper in prayer …
    Cherry from pursuingheart.blogspot.com

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for allowing UTCOP to post your wonderful article.

  3. Cherry says:

    You will be blessed by reading The Circle Maker, I am sure! I’ve read it through twice already, and am enjoying the next one written by Mark Batterson, “Draw the Circle”. Always needing to be refreshed and encouraged in prayer …
    Cherry from http://pursuingheart.blogspot.com

  4. Cherry says:

    Marijo, so blessed that you have ordered The Circle Maker – it is full of encouragement in prayer! Which is an area that we all need to continually grow deeper in. I have read it through twice so far … may you be blessed by it, as well.
    Cherry at http://pursuingheart.blogspot.com

  5. Just ordered Circle Maker at the suggestion of my former prayer partner (from work) AND my “biggest” prayers and the most frequent are “HELP” and “THANK YOU!!!” Not that I don’t pour our my verbose heart too….

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