Mark 11:20-25

20 In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.  21 Then Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” 22 Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you. 24 So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

25 “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”

Prayer: Shoe us how to pray in faith, believing that what you want to give us will be given when we ask for it.  Purify our prayers and our desires, that we will want only those things that are your will for us.  Forgiving and merciful God, help us to forgive as we have been forgiven. Amen.