“I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you whatever you ask 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 him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Often we make statements of absolute which have qualifiers that are never mentioned at the time the statement is made. In most cases the qualifiers are not mentioned because they simply ruin the sentiment expressed. For instance the use of the phrase “I like that” usually has elements of qualification unexpressed. We may like our jobs, but there are task, schedules and even coworkers that we hold with less favor. We like our homes, but there is always work to do there which takes time from more desirable activities. We like to shop at certain stores, but they never have the right prices for our budget when want to make our purchases.
In the case of the verses above we find the same circumstances. Prayer has qualifiers, in other words it has exceptions and details of applications to situations. However, no details and applications are mentioned in the Scriptural reference given, because details would simply ruin the understanding of the heart of prayer.
When we go to God in prayer we should always remember; Prayer has unlimited power, Prayer take unlimited faith and Prayer is based on unlimited love for others. The heat of prayer has no limitations. It can’t be contained. It has no boundaries, because it is connected in a relationship to God, in the Spirit of obedience to God’s Holy Will.
Power, Faith and Love are simply expressed elements of our belief in Christ Jesus. He didn’t complicate the details, why should we?