Read this before you pray for that Mercedes

Is it true that whatever you pray for, you'll receive it if you have enough faith? Jesus seems to say so. "[W]hatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive it, and you will," he tells Peter and the Twelve (Mark 11.24).These words followed Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. While hungry, he spotted a fig tree. But after looking over its barren branches in vain, Jesus cursed the tree. The next day, as the disciples walk by, Peter noticed the poor thing, dried up and shriveled. … [Read more...]