The only verse in Scripture that contains the phrase, “Prayer of Faith”, is James 5:15. Though spoken of only once, the prayer title conveys an assurance of success in prayer. The conviction that life, if lived with Faith in God, rewards with an Eternity spent in God’s presence, encourages us to believe that Faith accomplishes whatever it sets out to do. “For whatsoever is born of God overcome the world: and this is the victory that overcome the world, even our Faith” (1John 5:4). With the Promise of victory beforehand, prayer linked by Faith that is founded in God assures itself to be both rewarding and exciting in “exploits” for God. “The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits” (Daniel 11:32).

Many times prayer does not yield the desired results we yearn for. “Hope deferred make the heart sick” (Proverbs 13:12). Hope precedes all prayer, but only when the answer comes do we recognize the difference that Faith makes in praying. “But when the desire come, it is a Tree of Life” (13:12). Picture lightning. When God’s will makes contact with our hope, Faith is established and grace races down the lightning rod of experience. Faith is the way you use God’s grace. It’s our part to exercise the Faith God authors, but its God’s part to finish it.

1. The “Prayer of Faith” is prayer that ALWAYS GETS ANSWERED. If the “Prayer of Faith” is for the sick, “the LORD shall raise” the sick up. If the “Prayer of Faith” is Godly repentance, then sins “shall be forgiven”.

2. The reason that the “Prayer of Faith” always gets answered is because of the very nature of Faith. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). “Faith is… substance” and “evidence”. Faith can’t be held in the hand, or gazed upon with the eye, but Faith in God and His character is MORE real than anything your bodily senses can physically verify. Faith based in the Word of God is as realistic as “substance” and “evidence” gets. Nothing in this world is more real. Therefore, Faith always produces fruit and the “Prayer of Faith” always gets answered. Faith IS ALWAYS SUBSTANCE!

3. Since the “Prayer of Faith” is always answered, IT MUST ALWAYS BE ACCORDING TO GOD’S WILL.

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o Colossians 4:12 “Always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”

o Hebrews 10:36 “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the Promise.”

o Romans 8:27 “the Spirit… make  intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

4. Since the above points are absolutes, THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS to them. For the “Prayer of Faith” to be the “Prayer of Faith”, these elements must be present.

The “Prayer of Faith”:

1. ALWAYS GETS ANSWERED

2. IS ALWAYS SUBSTANCE

3. MUST ALWAYS BE ACCORDING TO GOD’S WILL

4. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS 

“And the Prayer of Faith shall save the sick, and the LORD shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him”
(James 5:15).

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