He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change
and become like little children, you will never enter the
These CPMs include some really big, "Texas size" prayer requests. In my life as a Christian I have prayed many BIG prayers and a few were answered with "yes." For instance, back in 1985 while I was working on a book on Agnes Sanford (yet to be published) Dave Hunt came out with his infamous book, A Seduction of Christianity. This work shocked and practically stopped the Charismatic Renewal. I shifted gears and quickly wrote a book to counter his, and prayed that it would answer his accusations and allow the Renewal to go forward. Quenching the Spirit was a success, and although it did not sell nearly as many books as The Seduction of Christianity, it was popular where it mattered most, among pastors and in Bible colleges and seminaries. It is still in print and you can purchase it HERE. Even today I have pastors come up to me and thank me about the book, and tell me how it allowed them to go forward with their Spirit-filled ministries.
I now do a prayer map when I start my work week. Now that I am semi-retired, and have the luxury of spending a lot of time on these prayer maps, but they can be done quickly. I have done a weekly prayer map in less than ten minuets. When I began doing the prayer maps I simply folded over a standard sheet of paper to get a four panels. I now do two sheets which gives me eight panels, and I save the last one as a "to do" list for the week, e.g., another blog, book review, chapter of a book, or new psalm, etc.
Now let me explain more fully my own prayer map as an encouragement for you to do your own. On the first panel above, sandwiched between the two lists, is the cartoon of me reaching out to God's hand. As I finish drawing this I often pray the "prayer of Jabez." (1 Chrn. 4:10) On one side is a circle of churches. This represents my request that I be given a teaching/preaching circuit of churches that call on me for workshops on healing, preaching engagements, etc. I have several engagement on my calendar now, but I am asking the Lord for a FULL schedule of invitations, i.e., at least two per month. On the other side is a drawing of my pastor at the Pentecostal church I now attend. I ask blessings and increase on it, and on its pastor.