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Prayers of Faith


How can we pray and see God answer? What is a prayer of faith? Gathered together on this page are a number of prayer, video and bible resources to help answer these questions.

Celtic Prayer of Faith


I arise today
Through a mighty strength:
God's power to guide me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's eyes to watch over me;
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to give me speech,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to shelter me,
God's host to secure me.

Brigid of Gael, (c.451–525)




Disturb Us Lord

A contemporary interpretation of this traditional prayer that challenges us to lead a life of faith and trust in God:-


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All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.

Martin Luther, (1483-1546



Catholic Act of Faith Prayer


O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three Divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
I believe that your Divine Son became man,
and died for our sins,
and that He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe these and all the truths the Holy Catholic Church teaches because You have revealed them,
who can neither deceive nor be deceived.

Elijah's prayer of faith


"LORD, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. Hear me, LORD, hear me, that this people may know that you, LORD, are God, and that you have turned their heart back again." Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

1 Kings 18:36-38, (NHEB)


Short bible teaching on praying in faith

Pastor Jason Lim's discusses Elijah's prayer and faith life :-


A short guide to how to pray in faith
Here are some of the characteristics:-

be specific in your requests to God
What do you specifically want to see happen as a result of your prayer? It's hard to have a faith for "God please make everybody well"!

avoid worrying or doubting
Jesus says "Do not worry". Paul commands us not to worry but with all our needs to present these to God. Indeed, in James we read that we are not to pray and then immediately doubt that it will happen (James 1:5-8 ) - even though this is the most natural response! Rather, we are to believe that God can and will do it.

abide in Christ
This is about living a life which is dependant on God,  and where you are naturally turning your thoughts (or worries!) to prayer throughout the day. According to James 5:14-16, when we are in a place where we are confessing our sins to God and one another then He answers our prayers with remarkable results.

pray in the will of God
God has made "known to us the mystery of his will" (Eph 1:9, NHEB), which He has revealed to us through the word of God (scripture), and the Word of God (Christ).
God by His Holy Spirit can inform us of His will as we seek Him and trust in Him (1 Cor 2:9-13). Then we shall pray as Jesus taught us -  "Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done, on earth as in heaven".


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Bible verses about prayers of faith

Featured below are some inspiring references to how prayer and faith can work together.

The Power of Prayer

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

Mark 11:24, (NHEB)


Christ teaches about faith and prayer

Truly I say to you, He who puts his faith in me will do the very works which I do, and he will do greater things than these, because I am going to my Father. And whatever request you make in my name, that I will do, so that the Father may have glory in the Son. If you make any request to me in my name, I will do it.

John 14:12-14, (BBE)


The importance of "abiding in Him"

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 15:7, (NIV)