Mark 11:12-14; 20-25 Reading the Passage

Three Guidelines for Effective Prayer – Mark 11:12-14,20-25; John 14:13-15

Mark 11:12-14,20-25

11 (12) The next day, when they came from Bethany, Jesus was hungry. (13) Seeing in the distance a fig tree with leaves, he came to it, hoping that he might find some fruit on it. But when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season for figs. (14) Then he said to it, May no man eat any fruit from you ever again. Now his disciples heard this… (20) And as they passed by the next morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. (21) Peter, remembering what had happened, said to him, Rabbi, look, the fig tree that you cursed has withered away. (22) In response, Jesus said to them, Have faith in God. (23) I tell you the truth, Whoever shall say to this mountain, May you be picked up and thrown into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he says will happen; it will be done for him. (24) Therefore I say to you, Whatever things you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them. (25) And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against any one, forgive them; so that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive your trespasses.

John 14:13-15

14 (13) And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified by the Son. (14) If you shall ask anything in my name, that will I do. (15) If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.