I’ve been searching for an answer to this on the forums for a few hours(!) now, but the system does not seem to be treating me well. My question is with respect to the various gospel verses containing promises on prayer (Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24, John 16:23 etc). A cursory glance reveals what appears to be very straightforward English giving a very straightforward message- if you pray for something believing it will happen, you will get it. Now, I would like to say that I believe that this is the case only if you meet certain requirements (sincere prayer, not selfish, not going against God), but the language simply doesn’t seem to indicate that this is the case. Anybody’s opinions/explanations would be welcomed and appreciated.
P.S. Go easy on me if I’ve done anything wrong, it’s my first post here!