Part of the formula for answered prayer is to decide what you want and then find Scripture that promises you that thing. Then once you pray you must believe that you received it. As Christians we can expect to receive the promises of God if we pray according to God's Word. We need two kinds of knowledge to operate effectively on this earth: sense knowledge and revelation knowledge. Just like our Heavenly Father, we must use our words to bring things into the natural realm. How can I think, act, and see myself as a victor? Why are my thoughts so important to getting my prayer answered? What is wrong with having a little doubt?