Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)
And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
We talk about how God always answers prayer and go on to explain that sometimes his answer is "not yet" and sometimes his answer is "no." This is how we rationalize the fact that we don't get what we ask for in prayer. We say that we must not have been asking for the right thing. But we need to understand what unimaginable power is available through faith in Jesus Christ.
John MacArthur said: "Mountain-moving faith is unselfish, undoubting, and unqualified confidence in God. It is believing in God's truth and God's power while seeking to do God's will."
The sad part is not that prayers go unanswered but that they go unasked because of laziness and unbelief.
Matthew 17:20 (NKJV)
So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."
John 14:14 (NKJV)
If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
John 15:7 (NKJV)
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
John 16:23 (NKJV)
And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
Matthew 7:7-8 (NKJV)
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.