When a child asks for something they always ask with the mindset of receiving what they have asked for, and if the answer is no then they continue to ask until the person gives in and the child receives what they want. Just like that child we should go to God with the expectation of him giving us exactly what we have asked for and if we don’t get what we have asked for then we should always trust God to give us better. The key to receiving is believing. The key to believing is trusting. We should trust God when things don’t look good, we should believe God when things are at its worst. Prayer with expectation tells God that you have come to him empty but with arms open ready to receive. Prayer is the door to expectation while faith is the key that releases break through.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:24 ESV