The Prayer of Faith

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Mark 11:22-23

Imagine having this kind of faith.  Imagine having the faith to tell a mountain be uproot and be thrown in the sea.  I wouldn’t even have the faith to say that to a mountain, let alone truly believe in my heart.  What an amazing faith!  Well, that faith is available to all of us.

“Have faith in God.”

The object of our faith is God.  Any other object of faith is going to disappoint us.  Faith is man is going to be a failure every time.  Faith in some other “god” is not going to help us.  The one true God is the object of our faith and source of our answered prayer.

There is also another key to answered prayer: “…and shall not doubt in his heart.”  That is a tough one.  How many times have we prayed for something, but with a little doubt in our hearts?  How many times have we just vainly gone through the motions of prayer without really expecting an answer.  We “have faith” that God can answer our prayers, but how often, deep down in our hearts, do we have doubts?  Those doubts are going to hinder our prayer lives and hinder our answers to prayer.

We need to have faith in God and we need to have absolute, unbending, unwavering faith in God.  That is the kind of faith that can move mountains.  That is the kind of faith that is rewarded.  “…he shall have whatsoever he saith.”  Do we have that kind of faith?

2 responses to this post.

  1. That is the kind of faith I am asking for and desiring! God bless you, Ben!

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    • Wouldn’t it be great to have that kind of faith? Imagine if Christians all over the world started praying with that kind of faith – what a wonderful revival we would see!

      Reply

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