The Bible precisely mentioned that we should believe when we pray. This means that it is possible to pray without believing, that some people pray but do not believe.
'Therefore, I say unto you, whatsoever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them' (Mark 11:24)Believing when we pray places the emphasis on God and reflects our reliability on God. It confirms our conviction of God’s ability to answer our prayers.
‘If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to there and it will move.’ It is not the quantity of the faith that is important, it is the quality.
Faith is not something we try to muster on our own by our natural ability and strength, Faith is a supernatural gift from God. Therefore, we must like the apostles ask - ‘Lord, increase our faith’.
A life of faith is experienced only by those who walk in obedience. Obedience itself, is a sign of faith. We lack faith in what exists within us because we lack faith in Who exists within us. Having faith is putting your trust in someone bigger than yourself (God) and living for something bigger than yourself (Heaven). You cannot see yourself as the Lord and Master of your life and still pray in faith.
Faith renews in us a sense of possibility because we are convinced of the ability of our God, to make all things possible. You will never meet a person who has great faith in God, who refuses to obey the God in whom he is commanded to place his trust.
Ask in faith and leave the rest to God. (But let him ask in faith, not doubting - James 1:6). In essence, believe in what you pray for, believe in Who you pray to. Have faith in God!