Prayers and Petitions




“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:23-24

The mountain is a symbol of strength and stability. Jesus used this comparison because there are lots of mountains in Israel and in those days, even a simple act like traveling across them was even more of a challenge than it is today. But to have a mountain removed and cast into the sea, was something way beyond impossible. Even with all technology we have today, it is not an easy or quick thing to do.

Jesus wants us to understand how powerful faith is! We all have had situations in which we prayed and believed for something extreme and we did not receive it. Even so, we should not stop believing in God’s miracles based on our experience. On the contrary, if we continue to believe and base our faith on Bible truth, we will start see God’s miracles taking place.

Looking back, I am thankful that God did not give me all that I prayed and had faith for. I would not be who I am today, if He would have. The answers to our prayers have effects in more lives than our own, because other people have wills too (and God does not force anyone to do His will), or that may be against our own benefit in the long term. The more we study God’s Word, the more we love and trust Him, the better we pray and receive better response.


Thank You dear Lord for Your power that moves any mountains from my path, by faith. Please help me have more faith in all situations and fight against all doubt and unbelief. You have never ceased to perform miracles and as long as the Holy Spirit is here on earth, I know He will continue to do miracles for us. Thank You so much for all the answers to my prayers and that You did not do all, as I asked You to do, but You did what was best for me, in the long term. In the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen

Source: thetruthstandsforever

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