Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. Mark 11:24 is Jesus’ seminal teaching about prayer. He tells us that prayer is asking and receiving what we ask for. We will be challenged and encouraged by His teaching.



O God – if there is a God, save my soul – if I have a soul.

Atheists Prayer


Prayer is asking (always). It is not anything else but asking. If prayer is asking then the answer to prayer is receiving what we ask for. Christians ought to have their prayers answered all the time.

John R. Rice (1895-1980)


The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not the answer.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1919)


Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring, for His grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much.

John Newton (1725-1807)


The only prayer that passes through the veil, to His very throne, is the prayer saturated with the redeeming blood of Christ.

Patrick Henry Reardon


Intimacy in prayer is when we find that we can remain in leisured communion with God without any desire to move on to some business for Him.

John Dalrymple (1928-1985)


God has instituted prayer so as to confer upon His creatures the dignity of being causes.

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)


Prayer- secret, fervent, believing prayer – lies at the root of all personal godliness.

William Carey (1761-1854)


Pray as you can, not as you can’t.

Dom Chapman (1865-1933)