“And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.” Matthew 21:22.
Prayer and faith are closely allied, and they need to be studied together. In the prayer of faith, there is a divine science; it is a science that everyone who would make his life work a success must understand. Christ says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” He makes it plain that our asking must be according to God’s will; we must ask for the things that He has promised, and whatever we receive must be used in doing His will. The conditions met, the promise is unequivocal.
For the pardon of sin, for the Holy Spirit, for a Christlike temper, for wisdom and strength to do His work, for any gift He has promised, we may ask; then we are to believe that we receive, and return thanks to God that we have received.
We need to look for no outward evidence of the blessing. The gift is in the promise, and we may go about our work assured that what God has promised He is able to perform and that the gift, which we already possess, will be realized when we need it most. –Messages to Young People, p. 252.
Question to think about:
Are prayer and faith closely allied?
Do we receive daily the promises of God as gifts to us by faith and by our personal experiences with our Saviour?
Mainly for what do we need to pray?