Monday, November 7, 2011

A Prayer for Monday, November 7, 2011

“Whatever You Ask for in Prayer with Faith”

Teach us, O Lord, to have great faith and to pray great prayers.

We don’t need to move literal mountains but it sure would help if we could get some of the metaphorical ones out of the way—or at least learn to climb them or to go around them.

Make our faith and our prayers not only great but appropriate—appropriate to your kingdom and appropriate to our witness.


“In the morning, when he returned to the city, he was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the side of the road, he went to it and found nothing at all on it but leaves. Then he said to it, ‘May no fruit ever come from you again!’ And the fig tree withered at once. When the disciples saw it, they were amazed, saying, ‘How did the fig tree wither at once?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will be done. Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:18-22)

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