This week we are thinking about belief as an essential ingredient in powerful prayer. In Matthew 17:19-21 Jesus tells the disciples that their spiritual failure is due to unbelief. Even with a small amount (mustard seed size), nothing is impossible. “This kind comes out only by prayer”, the Lord says. Prayer and faith are partners. When we pray, our fellowship with Him increases our trust. When we trust, our prayers receive God’s attention and power. Faith needs the life of prayer to grow strong. Prayer needs the presence of faith to serve with strength. We do not fail because the power is unavailable. Even with stubborn problems and mountain size difficulties, we fail because we do not pray or we do not believe when we do.