Is there anyway to reconcile the aparent contradiction between Mark 11:24 and 1 John 5:14-15?
Therefore I say unto you, all things, whatsoever you ask when ye pray, believe that you shall receive: and they shall come unto you. (Mark 11:24.)
And this is hthe confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. (1 John 5:14-15.)
Can anyone see a way of reconciling this aparent contradiction, and did any of the Church Fathers (like St. Augustine, St. Jerome, or St. John Chrysostom) comment on it?