"Faith sees the promise and the Promiser and expectantly hopes."
"The amount of our faith does not determine whether God answers prayers, for it is the object of our faith, God Himself, who determines the outcome."
from Growing Kingdom Character by Tom Yeakley
Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:9-11 ESV