Several years ago I was in a Bible study and we used the book The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around your Biggest Challenges and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson. I very blessed by the study. The four chapters in the book are called Dream Big, Pray Hard, Think Long, Keep Circling.
There is a legend from first century BC about a man named Honi. There was a great drought in the land. He stood in the audience of all of the people. He had a 6 foot staff and drew a circle around himself in the dust. He stood inside the circle and prayed to God and he did not move out of the circle until it rained.
It started to sprinkle. However, Honi was not satisfied. He told God that he did not make his petition for a little trickle of water. Then a great rain came and started flooding…
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