I tell you!
Whatever you ask for
That you are receiving it,
And it will be yours.”
διὰ τοῦτο λέγω ὑμῖν, πάντα ὅσα προσεύχεσθε καὶ αἰτεῖσθε, πιστεύετε ὅτι ἐλάβετε, καὶ ἔσται ὑμῖν.
This Jesus saying about faith and prayer can also be found in Matthew, chapter 21:22, sometimes word for word. Mark indicated that Jesus told his disciples (διὰ τοῦτο λέγω ὑμῖν) that whatever they asked for in prayer (πάντα ὅσα προσεύχεσθε καὶ αἰτεῖσθε), they would receive it or it would be theirs (καὶ ἔσται ὑμῖν). If they believed (πιστεύετε), they would receive it (ὅτι ἐλάβετε), it would happen. The essential ingredient of effective prayer was faith.