The prayer of faith is a powerful tool for the believer. According to Hebrews 11:1, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (KJV). The New Living Translation, (NLT), says it this way, “..it is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.” Faith is the evidence that the things you are believing God for do actually exist even though you don’t see them yet.
The prayer of faith is based on faith in God’s word. God’s word is His will. And when we pray according to his will we expect to see the results of what we have prayed for. In addition, God said in Jeremiah 1:12b He hastens to perform His word.
The following scriptures show us how the prayer of Faith works:
I. Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
1. What do you desire to change about your life?
2. Find a scripture(s) that promises you what you desire. It could be healing, a happy marriage, obedient children, finances, etc.
3. Believe that you receive what you have asked for, and you shall have it.
4. After you have believed and received what you asked God for, thank Him for it until it manifests regardless of what is going on around you. Resist speaking anything that is contrary to what you have already asked God for. What you say will either speed the process of manifestation or delay it.
II. Matthew 21: 21,22 says, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing ye shall receive” (KJV).
1. If you have faith and you do not doubt, ye can remove any mountain in your personal life. “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” Mark 9:23, (KJV).
2. Everything you ask for in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
Why is it important to pray the word of God?
1 John 5:14-15 says, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (KJV).
The word of God is His will for our lives. That is the reason we should study our bibles so that we can know the will of God for all the areas of our lives. When we study the word of God our faith will get stronger. God has done everything for us in Jesus. Our part is to use prayer as a tool to bring about change to the circumstances in our lives.
It is never God’s fault. James 4:2b says, “…ye have not, because ye ask not” (KJV). Unfortunately, some of us we speak negatively about the situations in our lives and they continue to get worse. The reason they get worse is because of the spiritual law that says you “shall have whatsoever he saith” (KJV). Therefore, use your mouth to create the good life that God planned for your life from the beginning.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (NLT).