Mark 11: 19-26
When evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city. In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!” “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
This was the day after the temple incident which would have been fresh in all their minds as they walked back to Jerusalem. But Jesus said have faith, hold onto it because it can move mountains. And Pray. Faith and prayer are inseparable. This is the final and most important teaching of Jesus in that last calm day before the coming storm.
Lord, today I pray my faith will be strengthened and will remain strong and I once again commit to pray, to give you thanks and walk in your presence.