The Foundation of Faithful Prayer
Mark 11:24
Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.

I remember asking an old friend of mine, who is now between seventy and eighty years of age, and who, I think, as far as I have been permitted to know Christian men, is mightier with God than almost any man I have met, "Do tell me the secret of your success in prayer." He said, "I will tell you what it is. I say to myself, Is that which I am asking for promised? Is it according to the mind of God? If it is, I plant my foot upon it as upon a firm rock, and I never allow myself to doubt that my Father will give me according to my petition."

(Bp. Bickersteth.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

WEB: Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.

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