A few weeks ago I blogged about prayer and wrote about how the women’s Bible
study group I’m in was working through the book "Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge" by Mark Batterson. Our group finished the book a couple of weeks ago, but have since decided to do it all over again because of how much each of us have drawn closer to God through our consistent and more focused prayers. One of the things Mark Batterson talks about in "Draw the Circle" is praying with and living in "holy anticipation" that God will move. As I took in Psalm 85 this morning, that phrase immediately came to my mind. As the psalmist puts forth his prayerful request, he recognizes God's past provision, acknowledges the poor state God's people are currently in and asks for God's restoration—and all of this done with confidence and "holy anticipation" that God will respond.
Do you pray with the expectation that God will respond? What does the phrase "with holy anticipation" mean for you? Tami
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