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There is no such thing in the Bible as a prayer of hope. Hope is a step before faith. Hope considers the answer a possibility, faith knows that the answer is a reality. Hope expects it someday, faith has it now. Hope is in the future, faith is in the now. Faith possesses the reality of the answer in the spirit, and knows that it will come to pass. Hope is a belief in the general promises of God, faith is a belief in the specific will and promise of God.

Hope considers the answer a possibility, faith knows that the answer is a reality.

Prayer is based on faith and not hope. We are told to believe when we pray, not hope.

Jesus replied to them, “Have faith in God. I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore, I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for -believe that you have received them, and you will have them.  Mark 11:222324 Holman Christian Standard Bible

We are told that the prayer of faith will save and heal us.

The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:15 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Hope gives us an expectation of God’s will and motivates us on to seek Him in the process of faith.  Prayer is the spoken release of faith and not hope.

Hope is the mind’s expectation of God’s will
Faith is the heart’s reality of God’s will

Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.  Hebrews 11:1 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

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