Many times we go to the Father with our requests and petitions before we’ve dealt with unforgiveness in our lives. Unforgiveness is a block in our relationship with Him, and it will prevent Him from being able to bless us in that area. We need to be willing to submit ourselves to Him through the first three Rs – recognizing, taking responsibility, and repenting – before we petition for something we desire. In fact, in the great scriptures concerning prayer in Mark 11:22-26, the Bible talks about having faith in God and speaking to the mountain, as well as dealing with unforgiveness.
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:22-26
In the prayer, the faith, and the confession, there may be active unforgiveness in our life which is blocking our prayer towards heaven. This is a block to prayer and is included in the book Spiritual Blocks to Healing.
Whatever you believe, you shall receive. When you stand praying and believing – repent and forgive if you have ought in your heart against any person Tweet this! , or if someone has defiled you, that your Father which is in heaven may forgive you your trespass (Mark 11:25).
Keeping forgiveness as an active part of our faith has allowed Be in Health to understand how the Father thinks about prayer. It is not either/or. All types of prayer has its place, but it doesn’t stand independent of forgiveness.
Dr. Henry Wright, 8 Rs to Freedom