Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Faith: When we pray for a desire, the moment we pray, we are to believe that we have received it from God. This is faith in action. We haven’t seen the desire materialize in front of our eyes and the situation may not have instantly changed, but we are to believe that we have received our desire when we prayed. We don’t have to ask for it again just because it hasn’t manifested yet. He heard us. We are to maintain our belief that it has been received.

Praise: Since we’ve received our desire, what’s stopping us from giving God praise? We’ve received it, so let’s praise Him. We praise God because we know it’s been given to us. We praise God because we know it’s only a matter of time before our desires manifest. We praise God because He heard us and since He heard us, we have whatever we asked for in prayer (1 John 5:15).

Faith should always be accompanied with praise. Even if it takes two years or more, combat thoughts of doubt of our desire not coming to pass and continue to praise God for that desire.

Psalm 118:21 I will praise you: for you have heard me, and have become my salvation.