The key to answered prayer is sharing the mind of Christ over any given matter through his words actively abiding in us.
Father, Your Word says that if Your disciples believe, they will receive whatever they ask for in prayer (Matt. 21:22). Lord, as You mature me in my faith, teach me how to pray and what to ask of You in prayer. I have so much to learn. Keep teaching me, Father.
Lord Jesus, according to Your Word, You are not bothered by our requests. Once, when others told a synagogue ruler not to bother You any more with his request, You ignored what they said and told the man, “Don’t be afraid; just believe” (Mark 5:35-36).
Help me not to be discouraged when I pray. Help me not to be afraid—but believe!