Matthew 21:22, “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Jesus gives us a promise about prayer. Whatever things you ask in pray you will receive if you believe. What a promise! Why is it so hard to believe in the power of prayer? If we truly believed in God’s power to answer, we would pray more. We are weak in prayer because we are weak in faith. Somehow we have convinced ourselves that God will not answer so why pray. I am reminded of the Scripture, “You have not because you ask not”. The Bible also tells us to let our requests be made known to God.
As a sidenote, I find it interesting that Jesus gives us this great promise of answered prayer in the same chapter as His challenge for the church to be a house of prayer. He has called us to engage in believing prayer. As individuals and as a church.