Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:24 KJV)
The miracle of prayer is initiated in the same hour of prayer. Oftentimes, prayer is used to express what we desire from God or what God answers, this is not so, prayer is not synonymous to what we desire or believe, it is what we ask for.
Our text is often used as a scripture for the miracle of faith but it is first a miracle of prayer. Notice, He said- when ye pray not, if you pray. Many often talk about what they believe or what they desire, but these two things must become what we pray. No desire or beliefs become a reality until it is mentioned at the prayer altar. Our confidence of trust in God to bring our desires and wants to pass must be preceded by the practice of a faith-filled petition. Sadly, many boast about God’s power to bring them a miracle yet have never taken time to speak to God in prayer about it. Petitions are turned into miracles only when we take it to the place of prayer.
Our prayer grounds are holy grounds ordained for a divine exchange of beauty for ashes. Prayer must become what we do, not what we expect God or others to do for us, the fact that we believe is not a guarantee for miracle if we don’t pray about it. Jesus said, …when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Many skip prayer, yet believe that they have received by grace or some ministry of angels. This is not true. I am never confident about any desire or corporate confession about my wants until I ask in prayer, petition by petition.
Plead your course with God in prayer until you prevail. What you believe will remain a legally reserved spiritual blessing in heavenly places for you until you take the vital responsibility of praying in faith about it.
Our prayers are not religious fiction, they are actually the power that constrains our ever listening God to move on our behalf. Something happens when we pray, something moves when we pray, something gives way when we pray, Attempt it. I expect you to win.
Rhema word: Let prayer be your response to your desires. Ask and believe, it’s on the way.
Confession: I yield myself to the ministry of prayer like never before, I consecrate myself to daily intercession. I exercise my authority in prayer over situations and I receive the end of my faith with unspeakable joy in Jesus name, Amen.
Meditate further: Mathew 21:22
Bible reading plan: Psalms 3-5