“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, yet shall receive.”
Why must we believe when we pray? Because believing takes the emphasis off of ourselves and off of the prayer we offer, and places the focus on the One Who is Able to answer. We must believe in Him, and then believe that He is Able to provide whatever the need. That belief must first be expressed in faith within our heart, and then expressed within the prayer we pray to our Heavenly Father.
We see this Truth described in Romans in reference to salvation:
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
In salvation it is not the prayer that saves you, but the belief (faith) that Who you are asking is able to accomplish the request. If someone asks the Lord to save them from their sins without believing that He alone can save them, the prayer is in vain.
The same Truth applies to every prayer we pray. If we do not pray believing that God can and will deliver our plea if it is His Will to do so, we pray in vain. The words are just words, but when those same words are combined with faith that God is Able anything is possible!
“And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
Pray believing. Pray expecting. God will meet you at your expectation!
I Samuel 22-23 | I Corinthians 2 | Psalm 104
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