Prayer of Hope?

blood-moon-church-320-webThere is no such thing in the Bible as a prayer of hope. Hope is a step before faith. Hope considers the answer a possibility, faith knows that the answer is a reality. Hope expects it someday, faith has it now. Hope is in the future, faith is in the now. Faith possesses the reality of the answer in the spirit, and knows that it will come to pass. Hope is a belief in the general promises of God, faith is a belief in the specific will and promise of God.

Hope considers the answer a possibility, faith knows that the answer is a reality.

Prayer is based on faith and not hope. We are told to believe when we pray, not hope.

Jesus replied to them, “Have faith in God. I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore, I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for -believe that you have received them, and you will have them.  Mark 11:22, 23, 24 Holman Christian Standard Bible

We are told that the prayer of faith will save and heal us.

The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:15 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Hope gives us an expectation of God’s will and motivates us on to seek Him in the process of faith.  Prayer is the spoken release of faith and not hope.

Hope is the mind’s expectation of God’s will
Faith is the heart’s reality of God’s will

Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.  Hebrews 11:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible.


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  2. Many thanks for excellent articles/teachings.
    I perceived that desire and hope dwell in the realm of soul and faith settles in the spirit of a man. This explains the emphasis on the need for the Word to dwell in our hearts to produce miracles.

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      Aremu- Thank you for your gracious words. God bless you in Jesus Name. We love you. Rex

  3. Please pray for my family andI need advise as to how to calm my mind and find God’s
    peace. My two nephews19, 17 and their family were to receive counseling after Sun. service. Turned violent. 19 year old died in the church 14 hours laterer due to severity and duration of beating police said. 17 year old severely beaten , hospitalized, protective custody. Parents chgd. with involuntary manslaughter, 4 members chgd with assault on 17 y.o. 7 minor children in custody of the state, taken from church.
    More. chgs. may follow. Served 2nd search warrant on “church” 10/28. Additional chgs. may follow. Just traveled to NY, spent time with family. 19 yo died day after we returned home. Hearttbroken, it is all I think about. I need to find comfort, peace. I
    know God is the only one that can supply, but cant turn off thoughts, though I read ttthe word, pray for help.

  4. I have a ministary helping homeless veterans, and single homeless women with kids. I will klike for prayer for in crease finance to expand for the past three years out of twenty vetrans that was homeless God as make a way for he to help me to remove six out of twenty to becone home owners, also assist them to recive there binifit to live a life of hope making $ 2700 per month for the rest of there life please pray for my walk with God to be upright,and for a mricle finance increase thanks God blessings this day.

  5. I just have so much going on in my life.I feel lost at times, help me find my way

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      Josie – I can’t help find your way, but of course God can help in every way. He desires to help and guide you. All of us feel lost and are lost without Him. Repent and ask Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior. Ask the Holy Spirit to come in and fill your heart with His presence too. Ask Him to guide you and lead you.

      Read and speak to yourself any scriptures on this site that speak or jump out at you. You will not feel or sense anything at first but keep it up and do not stop, you will. Read the articles on faith and hearing from God. Then seek Him and praise him. Expect a change.

      God will change you and guide you. Seek Him and listen for Him. You probably won’t hear Him right away but DO NOT STOP. He will speak but you must persevere – this is called the walk of faith. Hope and motivation will come to your heart first, and later a harvest of faith will appear. His voice will bring faith and peace. It will guide you alone the way for your life. He will do it. We love you. Rex

  6. I live with a broken relationship with my son. He married a women who was an unbeliver and seemed to want to isolate him from his family and has done so. We tried to make amends and tried but they are unwilling to recognize . He has three children from a former marriage which now are 12 10 and 11 which are now not part of his life. I heard he sent the last one to a military school . Please pray for us and these precious children.

  7. Please i Need Prayers for My sister Freda That God Will Heal Her Cancer


    1. Marylen, God will hold baby Anna in his arm and bless her with his love. She will be ok, will come home soon.

  9. God send me someone to settle down with for the rest of my life. Someone who won’t use me and abuse me.

  10. I am completley without focus. I am a stubborn child who is looking for help. I came to this website to feel uplifted and get a better understanding of what having faith and hope is. I am on probation and did wrong by doing drugs. I wont do it again. I just dont want to go to jail. I want God to hear my cry and give me another chance. I want to fix my issues out here not in there. Yesterday my officer left it said that she wants and will send me to prison. But I believe God’s authority is the strongest. I feel it coming within a week and I just keep telling myself that I wont go back. That God wont let me.. i dont know if I deserve it. Like i said I am so out of focus right now. Please pray for me. Pray that I may be forgiven and granted another chance and willing change for the best out here instead of behind bars.

    1. I understand you are a lost child. I pray that God forgive you and send his spirit to live in you so you will be found again.

    2. Samantha whether you realize it or not God has given the chance you so much deserve and He will continue to give you chances until you get it. You are already forgiven and you sins wlll not haunt you God is compassionate and loving. In time you will know this.You are being prayed for know that and stand upon it

  11. I am working on a movie performing stunts for a leading actress, please pray that I make an impression on her and the entire crew that I am the best person for the job!!!

  12. Leah, You are not old and you are not ugly. The feelings that you have right now about yourself comes from the abuse you endured. I ask you to see the person you really are. You are Beautiful, Your are Strong, and when you see yourself in that way others will see that in you too. Love has already found you, Jesus loves you and he is and will always be there for you. I Pray that you find and love yourself and then God will send the person who was designed for you, to you.

    22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:22-24 (New International Version)

  13. I was married at 15 to an abuser. All of my 25 yrs of life, all I ever wanted was to be loved. I am finally divorced from him but I am so old and ugly now that now one will love me. Please pray for me that GOD will send someone to love me.

    Thank you

  14. Tell me god what I can do, to welcome my son home. Ill do what you ask me to. May I get a appropriate response

  15. Pray for another day of forgiveness. I need to feel the joy and happiness. May god forgive all of my sins.

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      God bless you. I will pray that Emmanuel is safe, forgives you, and that he returns home. This is tough but do not blame and beat yourself. My daughter was gone for a good while. She has since come back, joined the Army, and is not married with a child. When you ask forgiveness from God, He is faithful to forgive, but you also must also forgive yourself. Do not let the devil keep bringing back the past to beat you over the head. Do not listen to him. God has forgiven you. It is a brand new day. Study the scriptures and be quiet so you can listen to God.

  16. Please pray for a mother who os fighting for fogiveness. A mother who is fighting for the return of her only son. May god forgive my sins. Amen

  17. can you please pray for me as im struggling a lot for a job in uk. please pray so that i get a job. im a masters graduate..thanks amen

    1. Author

      I will pray for favor and mercy all over you. Spend time in the word and spend time with God.

  18. I feel lost, I feel empty, and have to work two jobs to barely get by. I’m a confirmed catholic who has strayed from the lords path. please pray for me so that I may have the strength to get through these hard times when often i feel helpless and alone. I’m blessed to know god, but have walked alone without his grace for awhile…Please say a prayer for me….Thanks
    ~Rick Fahlenkamp~

  19. My younger brother John is in jail for a mistake that he deeply regret having commit. He has been there for about 3 months now and he is starting to question his faith. He is starting to believe that God has forgotten about him, which makes me very sad. I know that God doesn’t give up on his children, that there is a reason for His doings. Please pray for my dear brother, I hope that he doesn’t give up on himself or God.

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      We will pray for both you and your brother. It’s a tough thing. God forgives but the world’s system still demands its consequences. There is however access to divine mercy and supernatural favor through faith. I have heard of miraculous releases and significant shortenings of jail times. To receive this divine involvement however requires an active effort of believing. He cannot be passive about this.

      Repentance brings the cleansing; faith brings full redemption. We all deserve to have gone to the eternal jail of hell. Fortunately, Jesus paid our price and received the sentence that we deserved, so we wouldn’t have to go. We were not acquitted – we actually were guilty, but we did not have to do our ‘time’ because Jesus did it instead. Our task is to repent and accept His payment, and then to actively believe Him for our early release. The hard truth is – it may take time. The good news is – the more he focuses on building his faith and trusting in God, the easier the wait and the shorter the time.

      God is with him and He definitely has not forsaken him. His life is not over, not by a long shot. God did not put him there, he did it himself, but God can get him out. It will take obedience and faith, but it is a real possibility. The knowledge of that possibility, produces hope. Hope is the first step, because Hope motivates and it creates something on which faith can work. For Hebrews 11:1 says, ‘faith is the reality of things hoped for’ (God’s Word Translation). Both of you must first see his early release as a possibility, and then by seeking God and by seeking pertinent promises in His word, you can turn that possibility into a reality.

      I will pray for you. I will pray that you will be strong and that you will be able to say the things that will encourage him. God is faithful and His mercy is available. God loves those in jail. He said so in His word and I know so because I had a ministry to a local prison for ten years. God is there, and he is not alone.

      You can’t do it for him. He must do it for himself, but you can help, and he can do it. Others have. God bless you both,


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