Indeed, the Lord wants us to come to Him in faith.  Hebrews 11:6 tells us, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”  The language here is very important.  While it is proper to ask for prayer from others, we see here that this instruction addresses one ‘that cometh to God.’

The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 21:22, “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”  Faith is the key to answered prayer.  However, as I’ve stated before, no amount of prayer will cause the Lord to act against His perfect and holy will.  We read in 1 John 5:14-15, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” Our desire should be for the will of God to be done in our lives.  Accordingly, in our prayers, we should pray ‘thy will be done’.  We have the assurance that when our prayers are in line with the Lord’s will, He will hear and He will answer according to our prayers.  We also have the assurance that if the Lord does not answer our prayers according to our expectations, He has something better for us.  Faith allows us to wait patiently on the Lord, as we read in Psalms 27:14, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”

Your question is in reference to another question that was answered.  You can access that at:

In the answer, I tried to caution against so-called faith healers who, when they are unable to heal, blame it on the lack of faith of the one desiring to be healed.  For them, this is a convenient excuse for not being able to heal someone of their illness or disease.  In that answer, I also pointed out that it is not always the Lord’s will to heal us.

It is required of us that we pray in faith…not necessarily that the Lord will answer according to our wills, but according to His perfect will.  After all, isn’t that what we really want?  (351.6)