“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24 NIV).
There are many people who “say” they believe something, but then their doubt creeps into their conversation and anyone listening realizes that–they didn’t really believe what they said.
Within the context of this very familiar passage of scripture (for most Believers), we find Jesus talking to His disciples about faith and prayer “after” they see the withered fig tree. Their comments triggered the response Jesus gave them. “Have faith in God, don’t doubt what you say and whatever you say will come to pass” (verses 22,23). Then He gets to the good part–“believe you have already received and it will be yours.” It’s already done when we believe we already have it.
But then–in John’s conversation about prayer, there was something added. “Whatever you ask the Father for in my name, shall be given” (John 14:13,14 15:16, and 16:23,24 paraphrased).
There are no magic bullets to seeing prayer answered. Our faith determines what shall be done in response to our prayers. I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. When we pray–believe, without doubting, that when you ask for anything (in alignment with The Word), you can receive it and it will be done. Don’t wait until you see it to believe you’ll have it. Act like you already have it, continue to thank God for it, and rejoice when it manifest itself. This is His response to our prayers. I dare you try it–and don’t doubt--but have faith in God!
Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask for quick resolution for all the unrest in the land, healing for sickness and disease, and receptivity by all who are promoting the Gospel and their safety. We thank You and receive it because it is done!