KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
The above verse states that when you make a request unto the Lord, believe that you have received it and you shall have it. This is the prayer of faith. It primarily applies to a person’s own life, to his or her situations and circumstances. In order words, it applies to your desires. This is talking about you praying and not someone else praying with you.
This is not talking about someone agreeing with you on something. That would be the prayer of agreement.
This kind of prayer is based on a promise of scripture that you claim. Faith is an assurance of things hoped for. In the prayer of faith, you get assured of your answer after you have prayed. You do not expect an answer after some time. There is no uncertainty about the prayer of faith. It is also not anticipation of your answer in the future.
Jesus said in John 15:7 that “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you”.
We would get what we ask for because the word abides in us. Remember that the scripture said whatsoever you desire. What about desiring the wrong thing? The answer is simple if the word abides in you and you abide in the word, that is, you put your confidence in the word, you would not desire for the wrong things. You would always desire things from the word’s point of view and your desire when expressed to God would be answered.
Note this, your prayer of faith may not always work for others, their faith is needed to make things work out perfectly for them. (James 5:15).
In praying the prayer of faith, you do not keep repeating your request but rather, you may make a reference to it as a statement of faith. For example, “Thank you father, that you have answered the request, concerning this or that “AMEN.
Heavenly Father, my desires as expressed through my prayers are answered, and therefore, I experience joy to the full. I believe that I receive my request whenever I pray in Jesus’ name.
THOUGHT: IN THE PRAYER OF FAITH, KNOW THE PROMISE OF SCRIPTURE AND THEN CLAIM IT AS SETTLED.
Matthew 21:21-22 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”.
1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”