Mark 11:24-25

11:24 Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them. 11:25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.

(World English Bible)

This is the analogue (and maybe the source?) of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew and Luke. Like those prayers, it suggests you can ask God for things. I need to work out how someone can have the nerve to ask God for something. See also What is prayer?

If anything,the formulation here is stronger than those in Matthew and Luke: here you can ask for anything, “whatever you pray for”, not just your daily bread; but also, you are instructed to forgive, to actually forgive as part of your prayer. Just to assert that you do so (as in the prayers in Matthew and Luke) is not enough.

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